Artist, Siard Bijkersma speaks to Voight Kampff Magazine
Current City: Amsterdam
What would you say are the main influences on your artwork. What inspires you as an artist? Music and film are the biggest influences on my artwork. Music has a direct influence on my work. I can’t work without it. It works like a soundtrack. So I would say, music and film, but experiences as well. I also want to become a movie director, so that’s what inspires me mostly.
What are your preferred methods of production and what materials do you like to use? It all starts with ideas, daydreaming, listening to music and brainstorming. Once I have an image in mind I’ll start working on it right away. I don’t do any sketches so the brainstorming part is the most important part of the process. I prefer to think and daydream a lot before production. I like to use A4 paper, black markers, paint, colour pencils, a Sakura Pigma Micron pen, and a drawing pencil
Soundtrack to your life: Interpol, Paul Banks, The Cure, The National, Mogwai, Alec Ounsworth, Bon Iver, Instrumentals
Favourite Book: The Stranger - Albert Camus, , Freedom - Jonathan Franzen ,The Trial - Franz Kafka
Favourite Movie: Junebug, The Vicious Kind, Sunshine Cleaning, Away We Go, Little Miss Sunshine, Memento, Mulholland Drive, The Straight Story.
The project ‘The American Soundtrack’ is supported by the Mondriaan Fund