Homepolish's Kevin Clark stepped into an art director's Chelsea studio to help her channel an eclectic and (obviously) artistic sensibility.
Photos by Kelsey Ann Rose.
The Chelsea area of New York is unmistakably associated with the art world. David Zwirner, Sean Kelly, Gladstone – all are titans of the industry. So when it comes to the residents behind the brownstones of the neighborhood, one would only expect to find lovers of art (even if the artists themselves have been priced out of the area). In a small 600 square-foot studio alcove, an art director had amassed a large collection of works as well as fashionable items in the span of 7 years. After that time, she looked about her cluttered apartment and realized that perhaps she, too, needed help curating her own home.
Homepolish’s Kevin Clark initially stepped into a mess of colors, reminiscent of a Matisse or Braque Fauvist canvas. Embossed copper ceilings, lime green living room, dark green bedroom, and a large black wardrobe dominated the space. The most important aspect of the job was prioritizing and minimizing. Walls became gallery white to allow her artworks to pop. Vintage pieces accented the space. And Kevin even had the opportunity to add a collage of his own to her gallery.
The client and I have become close. We are always laughing! I especially loved making her a piece of art. For me, the experience is so personal – her piece is from my series “Grunge” and it is inspired off of the 90s punk, cool side of fashion.- Kevin C., Homepolish designer