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Visit with Blake Aaseby

Painter Blake Aaseby takes us to see his new pieces for the Seattle Art Fair and we get a closer look at how he creates the textures in his layered monochrome works.

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“At its core, my work is an attempt to understand location and place through mapping, memory, and story. ”

— Blake Aaseby

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“ 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.”

— Blake Aaseby

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“I find it fascinating that an accumulation of small moments can grow into a sizeable reaction that dictates my thought process.”

— Blake Aaseby

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