'Leilani' by Askew One, 2016
17 x 17 Inches
43.2 x 43.2 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on 310gsm Archival Cotton Rag fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 75 (#8/75)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Also includes artist-signed 1xRUN COA.
ABOUT THE ART
"This painting of Leilani is a rework of a piece from my 2014 show in London alongside Fintan Magee, Oceanic. I always loved this work so much because it was such a departure from my usual, rather than exploring loud colour I utilized intersecting form instead. The original was grayscale so for this version I reintroduced minimal colour, bringing another dimension to it."
- Askew One
Askew One 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.