I should admit that I have always been fascinated with artists’ studios. Whether it is a suburban basement or an urban warehouse, the studio and its objects become quiet witnesses of a unique human experience we call creativity. For many, the studio is a quiet isolated world within the urban landscape. Yet, for others, the studio is a communal space where friends come and go and conversations give birth to new ideas. Regardless of the size, lighting conditions, ventilation, location and many other characteristics, I believe an artist studio is a sort of creative sanctuary.
For this reason, I am planning an online project called Urban Sanctuaries that will launch during Chicago Artists Month 2013. Urban Sanctuaries will be a collection of photographs of Chicagoland artists in their studios. The project will also have essays, interviews and other features to highlight some of the most exciting artists studios in Chicago. More information will be available soon….
In the meantime, check out this amazing studio by Miami based artist Enrique Martinez Celaya.