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Watch as the artists in these films gather inspiration and progress through ideas en route to executing their visions.

Starting from Sketches

Inspiration is spontaneous. Whether or not the conditions for sparking inspiration are controlled, the arrival of an idea is unpredictable and not always certain. The transformation from idea to realized work can hinge on how an artist captures that moment of creative inception—and, subsequently, how that thought is developed beyond its original state.

Sketchwork lends a hand through this progression, be it through actual sketching or through other means of thought development. Watch as the artists in these films gather inspiration and progress through ideas en route to executing their visions.

by Art21

November 13, 2017

12 videos • 1:25:57 total runtime

Step inside studios of all shapes and sizes through these films, as artists reveal the mechanics of their studio processes and workday routines.

Sacred Grounds

“A studio is a sacred place,” declares artist El Anatsui, “that you come to do some reflection and thinking.” An escape from outside distractions, the studio environment fosters experimentation, problem solving, and creative growth. Each studio is a representation of an artist’s mindset and approach—while some bear the scars of past battles with materials, others are bathed in a near-pristine glow, awaiting the next project.

Step inside studios of all shapes and sizes through these films, as artists reveal the mechanics of their studio processes and workday routines.

by Art21

October 25, 2017

12 videos • 1:12:12 total runtime

When artists engage in a back-and-forth as part of their creative practice, an element of dialogue—whether with history, surroundings, audience, or collaborators—invites added voices and perspectives to the development of a work.

Call & Response

When artists engage in a back-and-forth as part of their creative practice, an element of dialogue—whether with history, surroundings, audience, or collaborators—invites added voices and perspectives to the development of a work.

Imbuing their process with a collaborative energy, the artists documented in these films embrace antiphony by introducing a creative dialogue. One side speaks and another responds, each informing or commenting on the other.

by Art21

October 11, 2017

12 videos • 1:39:30 total runtime

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