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    Joe Fig: Self Portrait: Collinsville

Art: Incredible, miniature replicas of artists' studios by Joe Fig

Posted by Liv Siddall,

This is not a photo of a studio, this is a photo of a tiny scale model of a studio. It takes quite a lot to shock me these days, I once saw a dog eating another dog in India, but this work genuinely made me stare open-mouthed in awe. The series is by Joe Fig and it is his own way of creating a self-portrait by recreating his studio as a tiny, diorama-esque set. The level of detail is the first thing that gets you, then you see just how homely it looks, how lived in. How did Joe manage to recreate the actual feel of a studio with just a model? Mind-boggling. Check out the actual paintings he makes in his real studio over here on his site, they’re pretty cool too.

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    Joe Fig: Self Portrait: Collinsville

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    Joe Fig: Self portrait detail

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    Joe Fig: Self portrait detail

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    Joe Fig: Leandro Drew

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    Joe Fig: Kate Gilmore

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    Joe Fig: Janaina Tshape

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.