Could you talk a bit on the subject of being inspired by an artist?
At present, I have taken inspiration from van Gogh’s work while he lived in Nuenen (where I live now). I took a series of photo’s using traditional headwear he drew and painted, and I now started drawings in graphite and charcoal using these photos as a reference.
I do not want to copy van Gogh, I want to make my own artwork.
What is your vision on how to identify the aspects of an artist that inspire, and incorporate these into your own style/process/works?