Blake Aaseby (Ah-sah-bee) is a California based artist.
At its core, his work is an attempt to understand location and place through mapping, memory, and story. Using a push and pull of painted planes, line, and layered shapes, each piece becomes a convoluted retelling of a simple story.
Blake’s work leans into the impossibility of fully sharing memories by highlighting moments we tend to forget, ones that blend together, and the others that pass us by.
Within his oil paintings, Blake aims to present the viewer with a map of both past and present, a landscape that is fading and forming. The detailed and time-consuming underpaintings are quickly lost to a passing gesture of oil only to be uncovered again with a carved network of documented and recalled shapes.