Two weekends ago, Bushwick Daily paid a visit to
(International Studio & Curatorial Program) on the Bushwick/East Williamsburg border to partake in their
and to see what was exactly behind those studio walls. Over 30 artists from 22 countries opened their doors and invited the public into their workspace. Here is some of the most interesting studios we saw:
Artist Claudia Chaseling standing in front of her wall-sized painting. Claudia is originally from Germany and Australia and is currently in residence as part of the ISCP Program. Represented in Claudia’s works are components such as estranged landscapes, deformed plants and mutated creatures. These elements are combined together to address the relationship between structure and chaos.
Taiwanese artist Yinling Hsu in her studio at ISCP. Her work focuses on human nature and how individuals must act internally in order to face the outside world. Yinling is in residency at ISCP through the end of November.
Dutch artist Allard von Hoorn at his workspace at ISCP. His current work incorporates the disciplines of art, architecture, music and dance and explores the relationship with individuals and their urban landscape, as well as our classification systems. Allard has shown his work internationally and also tutors at the Architectural Association in London.
New Zealand artist, Jae Hoon Lee, travels all over the world, photographing a variety of different landscapes. His passion has brought him to places such as India, Nepal, Antarctica and Indonesia. He then collects these images, digitally manipulates some of them and then produces large-scale prints. Jae Hoon explained to Bushwick Daily that his work, such as the one shown below, usually will include landscapes from more than one place, all combined together by collaging.
Our last studio visit was with Japanese artist Asae Soya, whose residency will continue throughout the end of this year. Asae’s paintings, videos and installations develop deep visual scenes where sight is armed with the ability to create a sense of sound. Many of Asae’s works include vibrant colors and powerful noises, that not only appeal visually but also awaken the other physical senses.
A bittersweet departing installation while exiting ISCP – Alongside Fall Open Studios and through January 30, 2015, ISCP presents “New York Stories: 20 Years of ISCP”, showcasing work from 17 of the center’s past artist resident alumni. A portion of the installation can be seen below.