Interviews

Mariana Castillo Deball studio portrait

In the studio with… Mariana Castillo Deball

The Mexican artist’s studio is filled with books and tiny pieces of detritus that have fallen off her artworks or that she finds on her travels

3 Aug 2022
Nikita Gale. Courtesy Chisenhale Gallery

In the studio with… Nikita Gale

Downtime is important for the artist in downtown Los Angeles, who has a figurine from a children’s television show keep watch over their studio

25 Jul 2022
Torkwase Dyson. Photographed by Suzie Howell

In the studio with… Torkwase Dyson

The New York-based artist listens to experimental jazz and audiobooks about physics, and likes to keep her studio floor clean enough for bare feet

18 Jul 2022

In the studio with… Christopher Le Brun

The painter begins his day by sneaking up on his paintings in an attempt to see them afresh and completes them at night when they’re looking their worst

12 Jul 2022
Hew Locke portrait

In the studio with… Hew Locke

The British sculptor keeps haunting relics of the colonial era in his London studio – and soothes himself with audiobooks while he works

5 Jul 2022
Emma Talbot studio

In the studio with… Emma Talbot

The British artist keeps long hours and prefers to work alone, listening to the music of Alice Coltrane and Stevie Wonder or lately, the Italian radio

28 Jun 2022

How Gabriele Finaldi is shaping the future of the National Gallery

As the National Gallery prepares for its upcoming bicentenary, its director Gabriele Finaldi discusses his vision for the future

27 Jun 2022

In the studio with… Dorothy Iannone

The American artist’s studio is split across two rooms – an office and an atelier – in her apartment in Berlin. It is a space ruled by harmony, she says.

20 Jun 2022
Tatiana Trouvé in her studio

In the studio with… Tatiana Trouvé

The atmosphere of the Paris-based artist’s studio depends on the work she is creating – at times it is a sanctuary and at others a battlefield

13 Jun 2022

‘Not to be rebellious would be really boring’ – an interview with Peter Saul

The 87-year-old American painter has never much cared what the critics think – which means that no subject is off limits to him

7 Jun 2022

In the studio with… AA Bronson

The Berlin-based artist sees no division between his life and work – his apartment is filled to the brim with artworks, books and the objects he collects

31 May 2022
British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien (b.1960), photographed in 2021. Photo: Anne-Katrin Purkiss; © Royal Academy of Arts, London

‘You look for your own art history’ – an interview with Isaac Julien

The artist tells Apollo how his new film for the Barnes Foundation weaves together restitution debates with the history of the Harlem Renaissance

30 May 2022
Katrin Bellinger photographed in her print room in London in May 2022. Behind her are drawings by Anne Guéret and Gjisbertus Johannus van den Berg.

Drawn to greatness – the personal collection of Katrin Bellinger

Once a renowned dealer in Old Master drawings, Bellinger’s own collection includes all kinds of works on paper and oils – and she’s committed to sharing what she has

30 May 2022

Taking control – Martine Gosselink’s vision for the Mauritshuis

As the Hague-based institution celebrates its 200th anniversary, museum director Martine Gosselink discusses its heritage and plans for the future

30 May 2022

In the studio with… Martha Jungwirth

Once occupied by the artist Franz West, the painter’s studio sits in the backyard of a former dairy and is filled with the scents of oil paint and flowers

23 May 2022
Larry Bell

In the studio with… Larry Bell

The American artist divides his time between Venice Beach and New Mexico, with one studio in a church and the other in a former commercial laundry

13 May 2022
Raine Storey

Making light with Raine Storey

Drawing influence from her grandfather, the Canadian artist paints large scale, Surrealist-inspired scenes that highlight the humour of the everyday

12 May 2022
Amie Siegel

In the studio with… Amie Siegel

The American artist accumulates a mass of materials while working but when she finishes a project, her space must be cleared to begin afresh

3 May 2022
ORTA collective.

In the studio with… ORTA collective

The Kazakh collective’s approach to making art involves walking and talking – and even singing – before anything concrete is created

20 Apr 2022
Simone Rocha

Dressing the artist — an interview with Simone Rocha

The fashion designer has often looked to the art world for inspiration, but dressing the artist Simone Leigh for the Venice Biennale required an entirely new approach

19 Apr 2022

In the studio with… Raqib Shaw

The painter of bejewelled, fantastical scenes has created his very own urban paradise filled with birdsong and the delicate fragrances of seasonal blooms

6 Apr 2022
Cecilia Alemani

Woman of the moment – how Cecilia Alemani is shaking up the Venice Biennale

The Biennale’s artistic director is taking viewers on a surreal journey this year – with women artists at the heart of things

5 Apr 2022
Nish McCree

Collecting with purpose – how Nish McCree is advancing the cause of African art

The Ghana-based collector is known for discovering talented artists – but there is a more important mission behind her collecting instincts

31 Mar 2022
Paulo Nimer Pjota

In the studio with… Paulo Nimer Pjota

The Brazilian artist works with materials he retrieves from the streets – but his studio space must be kept clean as a shrine

28 Mar 2022