2017 Dec 25

Landon Metz’s Bushwick studio

“I find I need my working environment to reflect a particular state of mind to really thrive, a sense of meditative clarity”.

Words by Elin Jones
Photographs by Jesper Lund

Working across painting, sculpture, installation, and even performance, the studio of artist Landon Metz is based in a light-filled space in Brooklyn.
Found through a friend, Metz has occupied the space in Bushwick for two years or so and consciously works to cultivate a particular type of workspace. “I find I need my working environment to reflect a particular state of mind to really thrive, a sense of meditative clarity” he explains. And this meditation is also evident in his large-scale abstract paintings that incorporate soothing elements of rhythm and repetition. His canvasses also mimic the abstract shapes that appear in his work in an effort to break down the boundary between the artwork and its confines.

Working across painting, sculpture, installation, and even performance, the studio of artist Landon Metz is based in a light-filled studio in Brooklyn.

Dotted around the studio are works and design pieces such as the Ettore Sottsass Central Park table that Metz chose because of his love of Italian art and design. “I have a real connection to Italy in general. I’m particularly interested in the Central Park table because Sottsass designed it for the American modernists at Knoll and it feels uncharacteristically restrained for him in a way”.
His work has appeared in solo exhibitions in Norway, Italy, Denmark and Canada. In 2014, he was the artist in residence at the ADN Collection in Bolzano, Italy. To discover more, visit his website here.
Images taken by Jesper Lund for Office Magazine.