An Art Inception: Joe Fig’s Dioramas Of Artists Making Art In Their Studios

The artist’s studio is akin to the scientist’s laboratory. It is a space for ideas to take physical form; it is a place for innovation and–pending the occupant’s mental state–alchemy. It is also deeply personal, simultaneously reflecting and shaping the artist’s creative process. Knowing this, American sculptor Joe Fig utilized his own talent to create miniature dioramas of famous artists’ studios and workspaces, recreating in great detail whole rooms in which they allowed their genius to germinate.

The result isn’t unlike a scene from “Inception”, but this really hits home when you imagine Fig sculpting the diorama of himself while in his studio–while physically standing in the very studio he’s recreating in miniature (see below). Have a headache yet?

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