Askew One (Elliot O’Donnell) is a multi-disciplinary artist, renowned for his graffiti art paintings and widely regarded as one of the New Zealand graffiti scene’s driving forces. Showing in March 2012, in Auckland, New Zealand, Smoke Signals is Askew’s biggest solo exhibition yet, displaying a blend of bold illustrative line work influenced by comic-books, the graphic power of the letter and his cynical yet patriotic slogans, these new paintings deal with cultural displacement and his identity  in a New Zealand context, citing an inner city upbringing and the Americanisation of local culture during the last two decades as informing his aesthetic and creative direction.

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