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Artist Crush: David Gilbert

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

David Gilbert is a Los Angeles artist whose medium is the artist habitat. While these spaces have the general appearance of an artist studio, they are not the real thing and have actually been mocked-up and beautifully shot by the artist. Each object seems to exist solely to balance the others – creating the perfect composition with just the right amount of chaos.

“The subjects, although they appear like accidental compositions of studio residue, are carefully staged by Gilbert and then carefully lit for the photographs. Rather than captures of the scraps left behind by creating work, the messy scenes are the works themselves.” – Allison Meier on Hyperallergic







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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donald Edwards // May 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    these are fantastic. I have long thought that the my studio is as interesting if not more interesting than the individual pieces alone. what a great concept.

  • 2 Kate // May 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    they tell a story, don’t they? it’s kind revealing what’s behind the curtain. glad you like the feature. : )

  • 3 Mila Feijó // May 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    finally we face the chaos and it´s noy so bad! I just love it.

  • 4 Jesse Lu // May 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    This makes me feel better about the shape my own lil’ studio’s in.

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