October 10 12:00-17:00
October 12 12:00-17:00
October 16 12:00-17:00
Each piece in Aske’s Endorfin Maskiner collection is created through an intricate process of adding precise layers of colour. These are built up to reveal the complex, textile-like designs that typify his work.
The technique of creating the artworks provides the exhibition’s name. Through rapid movements, etched into Aske’s muscle memory, he is able to unwind mentally, while continuing to work rapidly. By releasing pain and stress-relieving endorphins whilst working in this labour-intensive way, the creations have become machines for him to enter this state.
The finished pieces encourage the viewer to also lose themselves in the process, by getting drawn into the intentional asymmetry of the captivating and mesmerising patterns that the human mind automatically searches for.
“I love this mechanical, biological aspect of the work. That’s why I hope it’s a machine for other people as well.”
Aske works across a range of styles in painting and drawing, but also creates costumes, film, sculpture and music. A high level of meticulous craftsmanship and references to art and design history are characteristic of his work.