Sam Weber


Written by Jessica Allan
13 Wednesday 13th January 2010
What materials do you employ? Do you use a computer to manipulate your images?
I use watercolour, acrylic paint and ink for the most part. Some gouache also. Inevitably everything is scanned into the computer, and the majority of my work is further finished in Photoshop.


Do you work with narrative or text when painting, if not where do your images come from?
The majority of what I do involves interpreting text or narratives. It's one of the things that drew me to illustration in the first place. The personal images in my pictures are derived from a variety of places - mythology and fairy tales, childhood experiences, things I've stolen from other artists, etc.


Can you explain the concept behind Glengarry Glen Ross?

Glengarry Glen Ross is a play is about salesmen desperate to outdo each other. The art director Anthony Swaneveld and I came up with the idea of portraying them as hyenas. It seemed like a fitting symbol for the themes within the play.


What artists have inspired you in the past?
Some of my artistic influences include Max Ernst, Yoshitaka Amano, Brad Holland, Casper David Friedrich, David Lynch, Otto Dix, etc.





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