Asier, urban artist resident in El Bierzo, born in Donostia, learned to paint in the streets of Madrid.
"At the age of 8 they told my parents that I had problems with space, I was given a folio and I was not able to draw on the whole surface, I only used a small corner of the whole canvas... years later I realized that around me there were people whose Folios were small and they used the walls as a support to express themselves, thus began my contact with graffiti.
At first I was fixated on the works of other writers in my neighbourhood, from "The Elders", I used the margins of the school books to do my tests, the notebooks had more sketches than notes and exercises... and at 18 I got my first spray kit.
From that day until today I have not stopped being obsessed by "this way of expression" that some call art and others vandalism.
I have travelled through Europe painting both illegally and legally, participating in exhibitions and exhibits."
I have been awarded several awards among which include the prize young creators of the community of Madrid in the modality of graffiti in the year 2008.
My academic training "usable" was brief but intense, the graffiti was still my main focus but I wanted something more, maybe my pieces could take to life and move, so at 20 years I started to work as a courier to pay for studies in illustration and comic design in the ESDIP (Higher School of Drawing) of Madrid. Many years later I did the Diploma in Digital Design at the IED (Instituto Europeo di design) in Madrid.
Being always in contact with the world of graffiti, rap etc... I was able to start making video clips for rap artists, having worked today with several of the most important nationwide, works that combined with my full-time work In a design studio in the capital and with works as freelance for several producers and advertising agencies.
In the year 2014 my life took an unexpected turn and I move to live in Ponferrada, where I currently reside and where I continue to earn my living with my two passions, spray and design.
Visit the Website: asier.com.es