Pat Steir has this fantastic studio on 26th street that is filled with light and has high ceilings which give her plenty of room to make her massive paintings…. To create some of her work, she throws the paint at the canvas in various ways to create her luminous patterns and shapes.
I shot her in her Brooklyn studio in her paint clothes not the high end clothes of her alter-ego. She was working on the continuation of a series of images that are based on the film, “Les Bitches.”
He has covered the walls with his work including some paintings which are painted right on the walls!… He quickly sketches the sitter than later pain-stakiingly adds the Carvaggio touches that he is known for.
Melissa Brown is on the ground floor of an old foundry in Greenpoint. She has an outdoor area to carve her woodcuts.
But I couldn’t resist this fun shot of a very energetic and colorful artist…. She insisted that it was only this organized because she had just finished up a large show.
His previous show had a lot of grids and building perspectives to it echoing his early life as an architecture student…. That’s part of the fun of these studio visits-to see how their minds work as they figure out the next piece.