Andreas Lie is a visual artist from Bergen, Norway. He is most known for his double exposure style which reflects a deep appreciation for nature and the wildlife that inhabits the wilderness near his home. He is fortunate to live in a place surrounded by majestic mountains and wild spaces, which are undoubtedly an inexhaustible source of inspiration for him and his work.
Q: When did you know that you would be an artist?
A: I have wanted to be doing graphic work for about 12-13 years now, but it was not before 2014 that I really decided to actually try and do it.
Q: How long did it take to refine your personal style?
A: Maybe six months after going seriously after my art passion in 2014, I was doing a lot of different stuff and finally hit something that I was really happy with and that resonated with my followers. That was the double exposure style I am mostly known for today.
Q: Who are your inspirations, not just artists?
A: I admire visionaries who think really big, and don't just do things for the potential money, so I really like people like Elon Musk. Other than that I am really inspired by artists who manage to do good in the visual world as well as in music like Scott Hansen (Tycho/ISO50) and Norwegian Kim Hiorthøy because that's what I am trying to do as well.
Q: Do you have a favourite spot to work in?
A: I like to work in cafés and similar places with an ambient noise of talking because I feel I can't procrastinate as much there. I am very productive in those places.
Q: Do you have a dream workshop/studio?
A: I would love a cosy, bright space with a good view. Anything with a good view actually.
Q: You aren't an artist, what are you doing instead?
A: I'm actually an electrical engineer for my 9-5 job, and have also worked as an electrician the past years. But if I were to choose again I think I would choose programming, because I like to mix logic with creativity.