Slanted Mansions: a look into artists’ creative spaces

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By Siobhan Frost in New Art on Wednesday 1 August 2012

They’re talented, they’re hardworking, and now, with Slanted Mansion, you can get a peek into their spaces. They’re the creative doers and thinkers – some established, some emerging – from all around the globe and wildly different crafts and disciplines. Through their words and their environments, you can get to know a different one of these characters every week.

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Inside Amy Sol’s studio

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 November 2008

We checked in with illustrator Amy Sol and asked her about the impact her workspace has on her unique interpretative style: ‘It’s pretty minimal and not necessarily clean all the time. If you visit me you can tell immediately how busy I am by how messy my place is. I like my work environment to be comfy but clear of too many visual distractions. I don’t have much artwork or anything interesting on my walls, but I do like flowers and plants near me. I’ve got so much going on in my head, external visual stimulation often goes unappreciated in my studio’.

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Christopher Neal on life after art

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 26 August 2008

One of our favourite illustrators, the New York-based Christopher Neal, just happens to share a studio space with Sam Weber. Oh man! To be a extra large fly on that wall. It would be so tempting to attach a canvas to your back and just buzz on out of there!

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James Jean, a portrait of a young man as an artist

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Saturday 19 July 2008

New York artist James Jean doesn’t need any introduction. But, just in case you haven’t seen his work yet, take a peek now. And forever be in awe. We caught up with him recently in his studio and asked him about the props for his daily inspiration: ‘Sometimes I’ll have my laptop setup next to my work station so that I can listen to audio books, the radio, or have videos playing in the background. But mostly inspiration comes from books and magazines’.

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