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15 Aug 2019

5 New Media Artists on Where They Find Inspiration

In the age of new media and digital art, it can be easy to get over-stimulated and lose inspiration. Creative blocks are difficult to get through, which is why we’ve collected some insight from a talented pool of New Media artists. Here are some of  their top tips for finding inspiration: 

Trimex Collective (@TrimexCrew)

“I keep a secret folder with all of my references that I can go back to for inspiration[…] Conceptually I use nature and abandoned architecture in society”  (Featured Article Image/Artwork courtesy of  Trimex Collective)

Vitoria Cribb (@louquai), Multidisciplinary Artist: 

“I  read a lot about subjects that I’m interested in at the moment. Now I’m studying and searching more about artists who work with different media and how they handle the questions about their work and how they go about sharing their ideas.” (Featured artwork by Vitória Cribb)

ThisReo (@ThisReo)

“I get my inspiration from so many places. Traveling, movies, music, nature, psychedelics, love, sex, great conversations, food, museums, architecture and of course, the internet.” (Featured artwork by REO)

Blake Kathryn (@BlakeKathryn

“Cinematography is a giant pull. Living in LA, I quickly adapted to the cinephile lifestyle. Mindless sketching, taking mental breaks through long walks, and recently browsing random library finds are all great conceptual fodder as well. In general, the more steps I take away from my practice, the more I’m able to dig within myself to pull out authentic ideas and feel confident in bringing it to fruition.” (Featured artwork by Blake Kathryn)

Alida Sun (@alidasun)

On mathematics and mythology as inspirations:

“They came from sustained rootlessness mixed with relentless curiosity and concern. I reckon they’ve morphed into something stranger and more intense as the end of the Anthropocene draws closer and closer — nothing like an increasingly urgent need to imagine ways out of the imaginable to fire up one’s creative visions, at least as far as I’m concerned!” (Featured artwork by Alida Sun)