HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY to Nine Inch Nails’
"The Downward Spiral!"
Besides the visual artists who’ve influenced me, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) has influenced me the most. His audio textures are what I most often hear loudly in my head when I paint.
Here is the first video I saw of Trent Reznor/NIN back when I was in High School. I thought to myself back then: ‘this man is a hurricane of pure emotion and creative energy, holy shit!’ No other album I’ve heard even comes close to The Downward Spiral, even after 20 years. It’s still my favorite album. It remains his magnum opus of chaos and melody in perfect balance. Hail to the master, the man is a genius. :)
March Of The Pigs video
Also, I had planned a special painting for the 20 years anniversary, to complete my triptych for The Downward Spiral, but it will be a few weeks late due to prior painting obligations I’m working on. But, in the meantime please see my two other paintings inspired by The Downward Spiral:
"A Warm Place"