Was the fork guy an artist? I admire THAT GUY. Chop sticks are BULLSHIT.
I eat nachos with a fork.
SORRY IGNACIO! RIP.
Andy Warhol and his work have had a big influence on me. And I'm not ashamed that this influence shows up strongly in my work. He is still relevent today, many decades after he created his best work. Will we be able to say the same of Koons and Hirst? History will decide. Man Ray's work and inventiveness have also had a big influence on me.
I admire anyone who has got the ability to pursue one's dream and views with no fear of failure and no commercial or financial aim, just for the sake of his passion.
there are tons to mention. i really like to search for new people to follow or to get ideas and/or inspired by their works. they do effect me in a whole lot manners enabling me to think of in the ways i haven't thought of about a subject or a project we might be on similar.
The Greeks! The Italians! The French! The Germans! One or two Americans!
Favourite paintings in the UK include Van Gogh's chair in the National, and Modigliani's nude and Manet's Folies Bergere at the Courtauld. Also the Cezanne landscape at the Nat Museum of Wales.
I admire Vincent VanGogh, Luis Royo, Mariery Young. Those are the only names I can come up with right now. They influence me with the ridiculous amount of production that they do, I envy how much they produce! I would like to produce much more than I do.
I do not "admire" artists. I am moved or not. The work resonates in me or not. That may have more to do with me (openness, receptivity, perception, understanding whatever) that with the artist or her/his/their work.
However, as in the people who create, their work can also be honest, as well as the whole gamut of Human Qualities. It is not possible for a dishonest person to create honestly. but dishonest is ls a human quality and therefore germane
Kekai Kotaki, Aleksi Briclot, Brom, Daarken, Nekro, Miguel Angel Buonarroti, Van Gogh, Banksy, Kris Kuksi, Korn, Chris Cunningham, Michel Goundry and many others.
I think I kinda already answered this...
I have learned alot over the years. Im in a different creative side of the spectrum with scrapbooking and paper arts. I have come along way since my very first page. I have always loved Donna Salazar and Tim Holtz style.
I love the shabby chic look and the vintagey grungey inked effects have always been for me.
I admire dead artists because they are done with influencing anyone.
JR - A Parisian based Street Artist who has held installations, and exhibitions in streets in numerous countries around the Globe. He takes photograsphs of local residents in areas of media interest, pastes the photo's onto street walls, corners, stairs, and then leaves, which means that when the media arrive to find out what is happening, the local residents are the ones who can give their story.
JR's work has influenced me, and encouraged me to put the Young (ex) Homeless people I work with at the heart of all work we do, they are the ones creating the work, and they are the ones who's voices and opinions should be heard.
I have a million artists I love. But those that most influence me:
Chagall, especially from his early career, with his colors. I LOVE his use of color, and it has influenced me very much.
Egon Schiele, because he has the most expressive lines ever. A lot of my drawings are kind of scratchy so I'm not good at that, but his just tell the story, whether you see the whole image or not.
Shawn Barber, because I love his painting style, and his work ethic is amazing. Reading his blog got me in the habit of drawing/painting everyday.
I admire Rembrandt because of his depth and his humanity. He's just a great person, humble, compassionate, soulful. Of course, once he was young and immature and clueless and needed to grow, and this is exactly what can be seen in his work. Many of his drawings are just amazing, compared to them Picasso is just an altar boy, in spite of virtuosity. The wealth of meaning and depth of his works are a benchmark for me.
Picasso obviously is important because of his monstrous form inventions, because of his courage, his fearlessness. It is difficult today to imagine how he made his way. The beginnings were not exactly exhilarating. He was lucky, in time he met people that encouraged him, and then fellow artists with whom he could invent new territory.
When he then began to explore his own territory, he was already well off and could afford everything. That he has continued to allow himself everything adds definitely to his credit. He has not allowed himself to repeat. He has continued to work to find new results, even though he did not know what that should be. The freedom to accept any form which may carry meaning I definitely owe to him.
Finally, I spent quite some time to learn about Max Beckmann. His early work certainly is indigestible, as he himself was probably totally indigestible, a young upstart, come to wealth by inheritance, certainly power conscious, but equipped with very limited resources.
His work between the world wars is interesting but not really good. Of course it took me a long time to find out. I still remember standing in front of "The Night" from Düsseldorf at the Great Exhibition of his in Stuttgart, and it was completely obvious how arbitrary and clumsy he has cobbled together this horror play - just embarrassing. At the exhibition in Amsterdam, nothing was new. This man is overrated, but he's the best we have in Germany.
I admire many artists, for instance Wim T. Schippers, Alex van Warmerdam, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Agnès Jaoui and Bertolt Brecht. Their work always inspires me even though I am not always aware of that.
Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Arthur Adams, Alex Ross. They each wowed me and showed me there was more to art than baskets of fruit or nature scenes.