ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bask is the moniker of one, Ales "Bask" Hostomsky, who along with his parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Florida and began to soak up America's popular iconic imagery along with the sun. The artist's richly textural work imbue his "anti-iconic," sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image.
Bask has developed a recognizable visual style of controlled messiness - intentional drips and splatters often blending with pop culture imagery that all add to the visual strength of his murals and paintings. His work can be found on many outdoor walls and galleries throughout the United States, including one of his best known on the 600 Block of St. Petersburg's Central Avenue. Additionally, his work has been featured in prominent exhibitions in arts destinations such as Brooklyn and Detroit and even the blockbuster movie Ironman 3.
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