Gerhard Richter and Pink Floyd
I allways listen to pink floyd when i'm at work, tried other artists but allways come out with pink floyd, absolutely numb!
again, see my forum blessthismess.no for this :)
There are too many artist that I like but I try not to be influenced by them.
I try to create pices that are totally mine, it's hard as sometimes when you finish your work sudenly in a while you see the pice that has similar lines or idea with your work..
First and foremost I have to give thanks to Jim Lee for inspiring me to draw as a kid. I spent months trying to replicate his Wolverine just right. Next my thanks has to go to both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Without the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I know that I wouldn't be a fraction of the comic fan that I am, and thus I wouldn't be doing what I am today. I owe a lot to those two.
If I have to choose one, it will be Amadeo Modigliani. The reason are obvious. (read all the interview)
Too many to mention, honest
Hazel dooney inspires me to build my own career and persevere no matter what the circumstances.
Brian Froud reminds me to be playful and see the things most people pretend don't exist.
Escher shows me the angles, the uncomfortable places and where logic can be applied.
Roger Dean combines mediums and warps perception.
Peaches is in your face and unapologetic.
Jean Michel Basquiat (I try to be as fearless as he was)
Salvador Dali - His blatant disregard for the norm has always fascinated me; I also love the colors and complexity of his surrealist paintings. I'd like to think I possess some of those same qualities, obviously on a much less awesome level.
Alex Grey - I love absolutely everything about this artist, including not only the art itself but also the deep concepts behind his work, as well as the vision he's bringing to fruition: the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. (www.cosm.org) Alex and his wife Allyson are painters, performance artists, and all-around excellent people who care very much about their fans and the universe in which they live. Alex also has done quite a bit of work (album art, stage backdrops, etc.) used by TOOL, who happens to be one of my favorite bands ever. I could only hope that some day I'll have built such an intricate, loving, and worthy empire as he has.
Andy Warhol - Simplicity. As much as I am well known for my tendency to obsess over detail, I also love creating art reminiscent of Warhol's pop art. Even as a child, I regularly enjoyed filling my sketchbook with renderings of lone objects I stumbled upon in my environment (such as trash cans, found objects, and stripped-down still life drawings). Of course, when such simplicity is exercised, accuracy and dimension are an absolute must, and I thrive in that particular area.
I admire a lot of Artists, especially the old masters. Im amazed by their life work. (e.g Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Michelangelo a.s.o.). Im learning by looking at their work. Nowadays there r a lot of vibrant artists I enjoy. Street-artists or graffiti-artists r some of my favorites... They r sharing the new zeitgeist movement with vivid colors and passion...
I admire those who can create magnificent scenes soley from their imaginations and not an image!
These people help with all aspects of my art every day. I hope that I also have some positive input in theirs.
They are too numerous to mention however my all time favourite is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. I would love to own some of his anatomical drawings as I think they are truly inspiring. With regards to myself I have really got my own style of drawing, so although I greatly admire many artists including Leonardo I can't honestly say any of them have directly influenced me.
Alfred Stieglitz, Salvador Dali, Michael Parkes, Michael Cheval, & many others. They're brilliant in their way, each something to aspire to.
James Joyce, Harry Mulisch, Bono, Jos Ghysen, Boudewijn de Groot (and Lennart Nijgh) all in their own way [and this was just a snippet]