Dmitri Aske is a versatile artist from Moscow, Russia. He started his artistic career in 2000 as a graffiti writer and later moved on to graphic design, typography, illustration, mural and contemporary art.
His work here are made of multilayer plywood. They consists of lots of different details and colorful shapes inspired by the ‘art from different periods of human history’. Aske’s also inspired by books and lectures on a varied number of subjects because they make his worldview more multifaceted and complex. He uses his art as a way of thinking about the problems of our modern society.
He inspires to have “people getting a glimpse of something different from their usual perception of everyday life”.
The exhibition called Reality 2.0 included eight new artworks made in the artist’s unique technique of a multilayer plywood relief especially for the show. All the works are dedicated to the digital era we are living in, now that the Internet takes up more and more of our time and attention becoming for many people the second reality. The addiction some people have might be even compared to a mother-child relationship. At the same time, as Marshall McLuhan wrote as far back as 1960s, people don’t actually notice how new media entering our lives are gradually changing us.
« It’s crucial that my work has many layers of meaning so that everyone can find something that they can relate to. I use a vibrant graphic language, consonant with today visual culture, and it helps me speak to a broad audience »