Graffiti writer since 1998, motion graphic designer and video mapper since 2009, creative director and founder partner of WOA Creative Company since 2015.
Asker is first and foremost a graffiti writer, which means that his artistic modus operandi has been shaped within a visual culture outlined by specific determining factors: the choice of a unique style in lettering, his gestuality, the actual way he paints and the use of spray can as a means of translating his chosen sign style onto the wall before him.
Over the course of the years Asker has extended his activity into different areas through languages that, conceptually, should be seen as ramifications of that same research and complementary to each other, namely Graffiti Writing and Video Mapping. They are aesthetic codes that have a common and coexistent aspect, which becomes the denominator, or rather, the choice of the third dimension as a generative force in imaging.The relationship with technology comes from his studies at Milan’s Academy of Fine Arts and the city’s Politecnico, where Asker was able to deepen his knowledge in these areas of research.
Given the skills honed over the years in the use of motion graphics applied to video mapping (a visual tool that he experimented with both at a working level and on projects centred on aesthetic forms such as architectural surfaces), today Asker is considered an expert in his field.
Video mapping consists in creating site-specific projects on pre-existing architectural structures (and objects), with the intention of redesigning the space as well as the architectural aspect itself of the building, through the use of specific software and the visualisation, through projection, of creative ideas.
Asker’s research in this field has its origins in his ability to work at a pictorial level on the three-dimensionality of lettering and on the use of extreme perspective, elements which can reach their maximum potential with this type of technology. Consequently, it is not difficult to understand the connection between the two aesthetic areas that Asker is pursuing, since both are developed on a site-specific level with architecture and urban space.
These are configured in close contact with them and are self-determined by the momentary needs of a particular moment and defined in both cases by performative aspects.
This is how the third dimension arises as the actual driving force in the spheres in which Asker moves comfortably and with unique results, where the elegance in his work becomes a significant element for his imaginary vision.
His across the board experience ranges from graphic design to unconventional video production, such as holograms, waterscreen, digital live painting, 360 VR video and augmented reality.
He founded WOA Creatice Company to create a team to share and experiment with new ideas and projects.