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One of the most famous Russian “street wave” artists, specialist in graffiti and street art. Began working as an artist in 2002 by painting murals. Since 2005 participates in group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Collaborated with Nike, Reebok, Swatch, and other brands as part of international projects. In 2016, Aske was rated fourth by InArt in terms of auction sales among young artists. His works can be viewed in the collections of Vladimir Ovcharenko, Marianna Sardarova, Ruarts Foundation, Popov Foundation, Anton and Viktoria Borisevich, Sergey Minaev, Denis Hhimilyayne.

For the past eight years, Dmitry has been working with monumental murals, sculptures, and multilayered paintings in his personal technique of plywood relief mosaic. For example, a large wooden tableau by the artist is located in the grand hall of the Leningrad Train Station in Moscow. In the summer and autumn of 2020, two of his large-scale sculptures could be seen at Zaryadye Park. Murals by Aske can be seen in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorоd, Tula, Vladivostok, and other cities. Outside of his artistic endeavors, Dmitry spent ten years heading a print and online publication about graffiti and street art. He is the author of many lectures covering these themes. As part of two editions of the Artmossphere Biennale, Dmitri Aske worked as a special guest curator and created the Street Art in Russia: from the 1980s to Today documental exhibition.

After Makosh. 2021
Sculpture. Steel section load-bearing frame, steel sheet, metallic paint. 4.5 х 2.68 х 1.8 m
For Bosco di Ciliegi (Bosco Manufactures)

The image of a woman supporting the sky is a universal metaphor for the important place women occupy in the world. The title refers to the Slavic goddess Makosh who weaved a tapestry from threads of human fates and was revered as the patroness of agriculture and harvests, women and feminine trades, weaving, and creativity. The word “after” underlines the fact that the ancient image, somewhat reminiscent of contemporary park sculptures, and its symbolism are interpreted in the language of modernity.