In the studio: LNY around the world special.
LNY doesn’t really have a studio. Well he does, it’s a temporary work-place in New Jersey, but he’s been travelling for the last few years, so the idea of ‘a studio’ has never really crossed his mind. Here are some photos he took of all the different work spaces he’s used around the world.
So over the past few years I did a lot of traveling and as a result this forced me to say goodbye to my old idea of what makes a studio. In the end my process became optimised for the most effect with the least amount of tools and materials. This is my current work table in NJ, USA – everything is minimized to the basics.
In Korea I had been working out of my apartment, only needing a flat wall really – but I also had access to a huge old factory to work out of. While painting outside your studio is basically whatever you bring with you; spraycans, brushes, paint and a ladder.
When I make small drawings I use colour pencils, markers, mixed inks, watercolour, gouache and whatever. Years ago I used to paint with wine, it attracted tons of fruit flies and now I can’t stand Carlo Rossi.
This bear is one of my favourite possessions ever; I found it while exploring an old abandoned neighbourhood in Seoul. It was covered in mud and under a layer of broken glass. The room must have been some little kids room, everything was wet and I felt this huge sadness when I found it…weird. Now I kinda need it to just be around when I work.
some of LNY’s work