artist of the week: Carter Asmann

Carter Asmann, a local San Diego artist, walks us through his daily routine as an artist and the different influences that attracted him to the creative lifestyle.

 

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in San Diego in Southern California. And then I went to The University of Oregon in Eugene, where I studied Fine Art and Economics.

 

When did you get into art?

I have honestly always been attracted to the art. When I was younger, I radiated towards 3D mediums but more recently, my focus has shifted towards 2D art (Drawing, printmaking, and painting)

 

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What are some influences to your creative process?

Art History, Architecture, Product Design, and of course... the internet. 
I am constantly observing and collecting visually interesting material/ideas ideas. 

 

How do you take your coffee?

Straight up. No cream, No sugar. I typically drink americanos if Im at a coffee shop. But if Im drink coffee at home, I like to brew using a Chemex. 

 

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Walk us through a day in the life.

Im a pretty early riser, 5:30 - 6am. I stop for coffee on my way to the office every morning and I make it to my desk by 7am. I work on more administrative tasks and design work about 3pm, with a lunch break squeezed somewhere in there. I typically take a few hours off at this point to reset and run errands. And then I make my way to my art studio around 5pm where I continue draw until about 11pm. 

 

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Any future projects in the works? 

I am currently working on some interesting commission pieces within my CoffeeRingDrawing series, I have a mixed media show coming up towards the end of this year in San Diego and a drawing show in Portland in December.

I am also a contributor to THE OIL AND INK EXPO, which is a traveling motorcycle art show. It stops in 9 cities across the US.  

 

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How would you describe your style?

I like to describe my art as "analytical mix media". I am a very detail oriented person and that translates into my work process and final product. I like to create art that is visually intriguing and uses materials in non-traditional ways.