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DMITRY ASKE THE TURNING POINT. 2019
DMITRY ASKE. THE TURNING POINT. 2019
Facade, acrylic paint
Dmitry Aske is an artist from Moscow and an ideologist of the street wave in contemporary Russian art. Today, he creates works of art in the streets and in galleries with equal success. In 2019, Dmitry Aske curated the artistic program of the V-ROX EXPO Festival and created a large-scale wall painting at the Zarya Factory.
According to the artist’s statement, the artwork visualizes our inner struggle and burden of choice in the minutes of significant decisions in life. At the same time, the placement of the mural offers another possible way of interpretation: the central female character makes a viewer to ponder over the history of the Zarya Factory where most of the employees were women, and also it mirrors the iconic images of the Soviet era. In Moscow, street artworks of Dmitry Aske may be seen under the Stroginsky bridge and on the territory of the former Kristall Factory.