Ruarts Gallery and 9B Gallery present Dmitry Aske's first solo exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod. Project included 11 works from the Moment Before Dawn series. The name for the exhibition in 9B Gallery was given by the work of the same name, dedicated to the search for oneself in the world to come.
At a time when the tension and drama of what is happening around us inevitably increase, it is more and more difficult to maintain internal balance and not allow our life to fall apart under the influence of the outside world. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, the artist calls to concentrate on what is important: awareness, peace and love. Using his own mythology based on cultural and social archetypes, Dmitry Aske reassembles the puzzle of reality and shows us the main vectors and prospects for development. The artist calls for a moment to stop the rapid run, stop living by other people's imposed ideas and try to find the answer to the question of what it means to be a modern person.
All works presented at the exhibition are made in the author's technique of mosaic relief from plywood. Hundreds of pieces of each sketched and blueprinted piece are laser-cut and then hand-finished and spray-painted to form a multi-layered mosaic.
With each new major project, the works of Dmitry Aske noticeably evolve, compositions and plots become more complex due to the content, elaboration of details and selection of new colors. Technique, involving painstaking manual work, becomes a tool for conveying the views of the artist.
Dmitry Aske is one of the ideologists and the most prominent Russian representatives of street wave art. Dmitry does not limit his activities only to studio work and has long gone beyond the subculture. Engaged in art in public spaces in the format of large-scale murals, panels and sculptures: his monumental works can be found in Moscow, Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorod, Tula, German Mannheim and other cities. Participates in personal and group projects, as well as major art festivals. In addition, Aske is an authoritative researcher of graffiti and street art. Creator of the Russian graffiti and street art magazine Code Red and Vltramarine. Author of a series of video lectures on the history of street art and a research project within the framework of the Artmossphere Biennale of Street Wave Art "Street Art in Russia from the 1980s to 2010s". He became a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Russian street art. Collaborated with brands such as Nike, Reebok and Swatch. Lives and works in Moscow.