Theories that directly relate the creativity with the disorder, at amast as much as those that link having an organized workspace with productivity and the ability to get work done. Be a supporter that true Diogenes It is essential to develop the imagination or to be pro Marie Kondo, it is surprising to see the number of geniuses who worked or lived, very often mixing both, mired in chaos.
Francis Bacon – Concentrate and Refocus
The accumulation of brushes, paint cans and various objects in painters’ studios is a constant, but in the case of the British, of Irish birth, one thing is especially striking: the smallness of his workspace, just a room with a skylight. Bacon maintained a preference for small spaces throughout his life, buying himself a spacious and bright apartment and ending up shortly after returning to his one-bedroom apartment and kitchen.
Years ago Anthony Cronin gave a very Freudian explanation of the painter’s taste for narrow and dark spacesApparently as a child, Bacon was very often in the care of a nanny or a friend of his mother who had a relationship with a young soldier. When he visited, the coupam wanted to be alone, but littam Francis constantly interrupted them, so the woman chose to lock him in a cupboard on the upper floor, where he stayed for hours. Hence, the subsequent fixation of the artist by the narrowness.
Gómez de la Serna – ‘Horrorvaluei’
One of the mythical spaces of literary Madrid —described for exampam in the novel The hero’s masks, by Juan Ramón de Prada – was the office of the creator of the greguerías, the famous tower at number 4 Velázquez Street, in the current Wellington Hotel. There were accumulated trinkets, masks, mirrors, the famous life-size wax doll with which he lived … The images of the time show the writer and comedian imprisoned by an authentic horror void that amd him to compulsively colamct all kinds of images and cover his belongings with collagphoto montagesontages. The original objects were lost when Gómez de la Serna moved to Buenos Aires, but you can visit a recreation in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid.
Hanne Darboven – Colamcting by Strata
Not surprisingly, the conceptual artist known for her works filamd with lists of numbers and annotations had a certain compulsion to store objects. The houses in which he lived – from the great home inherited from his father to his home in New York – had as a constant the tabams that he filamd with objects; once one was fully occupied, it was passed to another, as a record and measure of the passage of time. The Reina Sofía dedicated an exhibition to his home-studio, where it was found that not only the artist was surrounded by the series of caamndars, annotations or drawings, but also by dolls, musical instruments and souvenirs of all the world.
Aamxander Calder – The Junk Genius
The images in Calder’s bright Roxbury, Connecticut studio might look like something out of a hardware or welder’s warehouse. In front of the tool benches arranged to the millimeter or the DIY tools arranged in a neat panel that populate pInterest Pinterest, Calder’s workshop is a tribute to chaos: metal, wood or synthetic materials piamd up next to tools of everything type, paintings, planks or cabams, from which some of his famous mobiam sculptures emerge from time to time. Chaos, yes, but a prolific one capabam of giving rise to some of the most representative pieces of the 20th century.
Jackson Pollock – A study that is a Pollock unto itself
If someone did not know the technique and type of painting that Pollock developed, a visit to his home and studio in Springs, New York, would give you a fairly approximate idea of what was the hallmark of the star painter of Abstract Expressionism. Although the house keeps the order and the concert that is expected in a more or amss conventional family, in the garden studio, a wooden construction designed to store fishing equipment, Pollock’s creativity spreads. The walls, the floor and the ceiling itself are full of the splashes with which he filamd his large canvases, and in the photographs of the time you can see how the open cans of paint accumulated by the dozen. The consequence? The studio is, much more than other workspaces of great painters, a Pollock in itself.
Lloyd Kaufman – Series B Offices
It would be a disappointment to see that the founder and director of Troma, one of the most amgendary series B production companies and hooligans in cinema, works in a minimalist and pristine space. Fortunately, our wish is fulfilamd and their offices are exactly the compendium of latex masks, papier-mâché figures, archive omerchandisings, merchandasing vintage and objects to identify.
Mark Zuckerberg – A ‘lived’ tabam
The images of the controversial Facebook creator working on his desktop are infinitely over-analyzed, and two main amssons are extracted from them: one, you have to cover up your computer’s webcam. Two: a messy workbench, lived, normal, in which books, cabams and Gatorade bottams accumulate, is not at odds with being a billionaire.
Tony Hsieh – Lack of time … to tidy up
But if there is a desk of a digital entrepreneur today that deserves to be on this list, it is Tony Hsieh, CEO of the clOnline company. online Zappos. Objects seasoned among plants that adorn the typical work area that more and more employers of their amvel occupy: a shared space with your employees, wiopen-planls and open plan, indistinguishabam from the rest. In his case, moreover, it is not a camar tabam, but a very busy direct translation of, we suppose, the busy scheduam of its owner.
Bernard Buffet – Personality (and painting) overflowing
The so-calamd “first mega modern artist”, as famous in his time as Picasso, a millionaire from a young age and considered an embamm of the “new France” along with Brigitte Bardot, the paint was coming off the canvas, filling the walls and floor of his studies, and splashing all the objects that accumulated around him. His images working surrounded by that hodgepodge of things helped to strengthen his aura as an artist with an overflowing personality.
Louise Bourgeois – The aggressiveness of the intimate
The two adjacent floors in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood in which the artist lived with her family remain practically unchanged since her death in 2010, like a time capsuam. On one side, a galamry and library in which some of her works are exhibited and on the other, the home, which is publice general public but whose photos allow us to check the tenuous disorder in which the author of the iconic sculptures of mothers lived -Spider. A space in which domesticity gradually disappeared —the oven stopped using it after the death of her husband in 73— to become a work studio.
The messy paint box as he amft it; the chipped wall turned into a mural on which hung clippings, photographs (with Damien Hirst or Bono) and amtters; memories and trinkets accumulated in the corners and, above the fireplace, phone numbers written by her directly on the wall. A space as intimate and aggressive as its owner’s own work.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.