Spread 0130 – Under the Influence.

Spread 0130 - Under the Influence 72

Spread 0130 – Under the Influence

April 2013

Acrylic paint, personal and handmade papers, black gesso, sandpaper.

Who are your influences? Mine: Antoni Tapies, Jean Michel Basquait, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Orly Avineri, Juliana Coles, my parents, my garden, graffiti, pop culture, hockey, my environment, you. The challenge is to take it all in, yet still remain yourself.

Who are your influences and inspirations to your art currently?

2018-05-03T13:39:51+00:00May 30th, 2013|Art Journals|12 Comments


  1. scrapbox9 May 30, 2013 at 3:39 am - Reply

    My influences (and inspiration): Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Cornell, Paul Klee, Aurthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe Remedios Varo, Ed Kienholz, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Simon Rodia.

  2. clisette May 30, 2013 at 6:24 am - Reply

    My influences include Matisse, Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mary Sorrows Hughes, William Joyce, Aelita Andre (can I be her when I grow up?), O’Keefe, Rothko, Chihuly…

  3. Orly May 30, 2013 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Anything, everyone….and of course you (-:

  4. Monica May 30, 2013 at 7:03 am - Reply

    If this journal spread is how you are ‘under the influence’ then I say KEEP DRINKING…creative inspiration that is!! 😉

    Some of my constant inspirations are Nick Bantock, Joseph Cornell, Nina Bagley, and Chris Raushka…and watching creativity flourish in people in like you, Brian!

  5. roberta May 30, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Louise Bourgeois, Charles Demuth, Georgia O’Keefe, Marsden Hartley to name a few.
    This spread is really lovely.

  6. Seth May 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Strong and powerful piece here Brian. I second you on your influences too!

  7. Irene Rafael May 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Wow, Brian. You go! What a strong, powerful piece. I love to go to the library art section and choose from the large variety of artists who inspire me visually that day. I bring home the books and pour through them.

  8. caterina giglio May 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I agree with Orly… awsome…

  9. John May 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    So Asian or calligraphy influenced. Super piece!

  10. pearlandroses June 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    so wonderful.

  11. nancy c June 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Love the dynamic simplicity of this.
    And the thought prompt. You just may have given me my daily’s path.

  12. Con el mate June 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Right now my main influence is Lynda Barry. I’m reading her book What it is and I have to do it with my notebook at hand to write all the ideas I get by looking at her amazing pages.
    Love your art!

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