When I first moved to NYC, I used to love hanging out in the art scene in Williamsburg, which is now multi-million dollar condos and rich kids. All the artists are in Bushwick now and once a year, the artists open their studios to the public and there's a big block party and tons of free booze and amazing artwork. Honestly, seeing artwork in an artist's studio beats going to a museum any day. I feel like art goes to a museum to die.
here are a some photos from the two days I went.
|another Caroline Hayward sculpture. I talked to her about it...it's the virgin mary decomposing. I haven't read the bible, but apparently she never decomposed.|
|I didn't care for this artist's artwork, but my god, her studio had an amazing view.|
|who's this dork repping her vampire clan?|
|i found someone appropriating culture.|
|I don't remember the name of this artist, but I loved her somewhat creepy pictures of normal american suburban life.|
|another one of hers|
|Some artists did all their projects the night before.|
|Some work spaces turned into other worlds when you entered. This guy worked with wood and the whole place just smelled like wood and earth. I wanted to live here.|
|same artist. the entire studio was in warm earth tones...|
|even his tools hanging on the shelf looked awesome.|
|Bushwick has changed so much since I moved here. There are amazing murals everywhere.|
|don pablo pedro was my favorite artist. he won the art walk.|
|my stoner friend who worked long hours at the gas station did stuff like this. It's ball point pen. I think it's awesome.|
|why can't our corporate lobby have a taxidermy wolf coming out of a dead tree atop a vintage wheelchair?|
|this is a painting with amazing optical illusions going on|
|this artist made a trailer on the street into a mini gallery. it was awesome. I've got a video below|
|wouldn't be brooklyn without a rooftop|
#bushwickopenstudios. This guy had a TED talk.