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Joe Fig

American, b. 1968

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Joe Fig

American, b. 1968

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Through his paintings and sculptures of artists and their studios, Joe Fig offers recreated or imagined, and perhaps romanticized, peeks of the “artist at work”. By depicting artists—including Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Barnett Newman, and April Gornik—in the throes and environs of creative production, Fig expounds his view of studio itself as a portrait of the artist. For Inside the Painter’s Studio (2009), he painstakingly recreated artists’ studios (with the artists inside) as “table sculptures” or maquettes, pairing photographs of the dioramas, interviews with the artists describing their processes, and documentary snapshots of the artists at work.

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Biography

Through his paintings and sculptures of artists and their studios, Joe Fig offers recreated or imagined, and perhaps romanticized, peeks of the “artist at work”. By depicting artists—including Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Barnett Newman, and April Gornik—in the throes and environs of creative production, Fig expounds his view of studio itself as a portrait of the artist. For Inside the Painter’s Studio (2009), he painstakingly recreated artists’ studios (with the artists inside) as “table sculptures” or maquettes, pairing photographs of the dioramas, interviews with the artists describing their processes, and documentary snapshots of the artists at work.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Joe Fig
These 8 Artists Are Making Impossibly Small Work
Apr 17th, 2018
These 8 Artists Are Making Impossibly Small Work
Four Clever Artist-on-Artist Portrait Series You Should Know
Aug 15th, 2013
Four Clever Artist-on-Artist Portrait Series You Should Know
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