The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch White Wood Frame with archival backing and ready to hang hardware.
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"The way I create these works is in a loose circular way, each entity is a spontaneous drawing where the only ruling parameter is that it must eventually become a sphere like body. I painted two similar works in this style in the lead up to my Entropy show at Inner State Gallery in August last year. Previously I had done these Entity studies as individual compositions on smaller works but had this idea for many tiled onto one larger painting. So far these are the only paintings I’ve done like that.
More or less the Entropy show was my discussion about creation. A lot of people have differing views about this but I find my peace in concepts that don’t have an absolute answer. I enjoy the idea of rogue subatomic particles that are re-appropriated to become new things, congealing and functioning as one defined thing for a period of time then dismantling, drifting and becoming new things. It’s quite profound." - Askew
This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Askew and 1xRUN.
Askew is a multi-disciplinary artist mostly renowned for his graffiti art paintings. Widely regarded as one of the New Zealand graffiti scene’s driving forces, he has managed to remain at the forefront of the movement (both in New Zealand and throughout the world) whilst working tirelessly behind the scenes in a diverse array of projects.
Askew’s indoor canvas works are influenced by double exposure photography, bold illustrative lines reflective of comic books and the graphic power of the letter. This is also seen in his public mural works in which his attraction to ‘bigger is better’ is highly precedent.
With an abundance of achievements and experiences almost 20 years in the graffiti scene which include a guest artist invite to Primary Flight - Art Basel Miami and taking out two consecutive ‘Write 4 Gold’ world titles as part of TMD crew (who remain undefeated), Askew is also versed in graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, music and moving image. A self-taught, self-sufficient one-man army with no formal art qualifications behind him, Askew is an artist schooled by life itself.