Columbia College Chicago
New York City-based American artist Gabriel Asoka (The Mazeking) is best known for creating blissful artworks, transporting the viewer into a joyful or excited state. Asoka employs energetic colors, layers or subjects to create a realm of engagement, provoking us to dive into the work. Asoka’s explorations of themes, including consciousness, sexuality, and story, lead us to a richer and often a more provocative engagement. While Asoka primarily produces paintings, drawings and layered-photographic works, in recent years, he produced a series of street artworks as a way to explore art’s role in everyday life. With each series Asoka captures the vibrance and depth of his subject, inspiring us to appreciate the beauty surrounding us all.
"Art is about the experiential"