Dream Studios As Dream Art By Damien Elwes

Rooms are my favourite thing, and that seems to translate to art as well. I've always been attracted to paintings of interiors (as well as interior painting of course), they show such a personal and unique moment in a person's life - often revealing far more than even a portrait would. 

 Keith Haring's Studio (New York City, 1988) 2016

Keith Haring's Studio (New York City, 1988) 2016

British artist Damien Elwes' depiction of iconic artist studios, incorporating aspects of each artists own style (Dali's studio is shown surreally as part of a dimension bending ocean, Warhol's studio is blocked out in large areas of flat colour) make the process and practice the art, as opposed to a finished canvas. In the spread of paint pots or canvases we recognise that unique artists hand, just as clearly as we do when looking at one of their works. They're a celebration of creativity, in all different forms. They're also kind of a bit of a celebration of mess, and what's not to love about that?

 Matisse's studio

Matisse's studio

 Calder's Home (Sache/France 1976) 2015 

Calder's Home (Sache/France 1976) 2015 

 Gauguin's Studio (Tahiti, 1896) 2016

Gauguin's Studio (Tahiti, 1896) 2016

 Warhol's Studio (New York, 1964) 2017

Warhol's Studio (New York, 1964) 2017

 Basquiat's Studio (Crosby St, 1983) 2017

Basquiat's Studio (Crosby St, 1983) 2017

 Hockney's Studio (while painting Paper Pools, 1978) 2016

Hockney's Studio (while painting Paper Pools, 1978) 2016

There is currently a retrospective of Elwes' work in Paris until September, so if you're lucky enough to get the chance to visit - you must! 

ArtEvie Kemp