Painter Blake Aaseby takes us to get a closer look at how he creates the textures in his layered works.
At its core, my work is an attempt to understand location and place through mapping, memory, and story.
In my work’s current iteration, I use a push and pull of painted planes, documented shapes, and a network of carved lines to form convoluted and futile retellings of simple stories. Through explorations in movement, time, and shape, I aim to present the viewer with a landscape that is both fading and forming.
I find it fascinating that an accumulation of small moments can grow into a sizeable reaction that dictates my thought process.