Erik Asla

"The best thing is the struggle. The worst thing is the struggle."


Erik Asla
City of residence:  Los Angeles, USA



Q & A:

COL: How old are you and where are you from? 

EA: I'm 54 and was born in Drammen

COL: What do you do?

EA: I create images. And sentiments too, hopefully

COL: How long have you been doing it?

EA: Since my early 20's

COL: What inspired you to pursue a career in art?

EA: An unfulfilled desire to create

COL: Do you remember your first work of art?

EA: I remember a lot of failed attempts at creating art

COL: If you could have any piece of art in history, what would you choose?

EA: Any work by James Turrell

COL: What is your relationship with fashion?

EA: Ambiguous

COL: What does the word “collective” mean to you as an artist?

EA: Shared joy in creating pieces of art


COL: What is the best and worst thing about being an artist?

EA: The best thing is the struggle. The worst thing is the struggle.

COL: Who do you admire?

EA: Too many to mention, but I can try with a few:

Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell, Edvard Munch, Tom Sandberg, Richard Serra, Lucian Freud, Chuck Close, Terrence Malick, Paolo Roversi, Agnes Martin

COL: What can we expect to see at this year’s festival?

EA: Different voices, different views, different expressions

COL: Who are you excited to see?

EA: Anything that has the potential to inspire

COL: How important is the ability to expose your art to you and your creative field?

EA: It's very important. In fact, it's the second most important thing to exposing it to yourself.