Dmitri Aske is a versatile artist from Moscow, Russia. He’s always stood out thanks to his style, hard work, commitment, and serious approach to work. Starting his artistic career in 2000, Aske has evolved from being a talented graffiti writer to the graphic designer, illustrator, and an independent artist.
“Through The Mist”, included 24 plywood relieves created in the artist’s unique technique and 4 middle-sized plywood sculptures. Dmitri had worked on the series for nine months.
According to the artist, the title of the show describes the life of modern people who try to find their own way wandering through the informational mist. The characters of all the artworks exist in the state of uncertainty, doubts, second thoughts, anxiety concerning past and future, which lies behind the white noise of our digital age.
In the late 2000s, Aske was one of a few Russian graffiti writers who tried to develop their art and push it beyond the established boundaries of graffiti. He was in the avant-garde of the Russian graffiti of that time and inspired many talented street artists. Smoothly moving away from writing on walls to digital graphics and illustration, during the last few years Aske has collaborated with many prominent brands, including Nike, Reebok, Sony PlayStation, Nokia, Stussy, Red Bull, Wired, Computer Arts Magazine etc.
Aske’s works have been published in many books and magazines dedicated to graffiti, graphic design, and illustration in Russia, UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and China. In 2010 Print Magazine, USA chose Aske along with other nineteen young artists from all over the world for their special annual issue called New Visual Artists—20 under 30.
Having spent several years creating digital art, since 2011 Aske has focused on creating material artworks: canvases, plywood reliefs, and murals. His plywood tile artworks were showcased at different exhibitions and were very well received by both art lovers and Russian and international blogs. Currently, Aske is further developing his art paying more attention not only to the visual side of his works but also to the ideas and concepts behind them.