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Artists in their studio: Anne Purkiss
February 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Eighteenth century British artists often chose to work in domestic studios, known as ‘painting rooms’, rather than professional artists’ studios. Inspired by this practice, and of Thomas Gainsborough’s own studio, this exhibition examines the ‘painting rooms’ of today’s Royal Academicians and what it reveals about the creative process of contemporary artists.
This exhibition includes around 30 black and white portraits of contemporary artists, in their homes and studios taken over a period of more than 25 years.
Anne describes the process of capturing artists in their studios as being akin to collecting butterflies.
Portraits include David Nash, Sir Peter Blake and Cornelia Parker.