I definitely think there’s a valid point when it comes to using all sorts of art forms that could relate back to your own work. For me, inspiration is a bit like a spiderweb. In the centre you may have you your main subject, but off-shoots of that are really important to nurture this centre subject and keep your vision intact.
Artist Hiroyuki Hamada was born in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to the US when he was 18 and now exhibits his works in numerous galleries across the Unites States. Living in East Hampton, New York his main point of exploration is sculpture, but he also uses prints and drawings as a starting point for all his works. I thought they were so good, and would lead you nicely on to his sculptural work, that I decided to post up some here today.
Hiroyuki says that these are faster and more flexible, giving him time to explore visual narratives and spontaneous happenings, ultimately giving a depth and richness in his sculpture that’s not achievable otherwise. I think these have an architectural quality, as you can see the block elements and his experiments with lines, but there’s also a playfulness and experimental nature that’s very inspiring to see. Hopefully you like these and will head on over to his website to see more, you can also see these in person until the 17th October, 2015 at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts in New York. Enjoy.