Purchase Diaspora Rua Original Painting Enamel and Acrylic on Plexiglass by Askew One Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
2015 Signed Original Painting Artwork Size 20x14 Custom Framed
"Back in April/May of 2014, I spent around 6 weeks based in Los Angeles making these paintings for my solo show at Known Gallery. I was living and working above the TSL store, trying my best to make enough work to fill the space which was a pretty daunting task. The pieces themselves are a combination of head portraits painted in what I would say are my signature style and then also a series of smaller abstract works that signify the idea of migration through the Pacific, both in a historic and recent sense. The model for the portraits was my friend Sereima aka Stelly, who’s Sydney-based and of Fijian descent. To me, she really represents the changing face of the Pacific in many ways. Following on from a really successful show in Sydney, ‘The Evolving Face’ I wanted to move away from the mugshot poses of the previous body and bring more attitude and exuberance and Sereima was perfect because she is the absolute embodiment of those things." - Askew One
Diaspora Rua Original Enamel Acrylic Painting by Askew One is a work of art created by the artist Elliot O'Donnell, also known as Askew One. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1979, Askew One is a self-taught artist who gained prominence in the international street art scene, known for his unique blend of graffiti and contemporary urban art. His works typically showcase vibrant colors, abstract designs, and intricate patterns, and often explore themes related to his Maori and Irish heritage, as well as issues of identity and culture. The Diaspora Rua Original Enamel Acrylic Painting likely continues in this vein, offering a visually stunning and thought-provoking piece.