Travis Asada

Art Center College of Design Illustration student.
Beyond Recognition South L.A.
acrylic on Canvas
2013
4ft.x4ft.

Beyond Recognition South L.A.

acrylic on Canvas

2013

4ft.x4ft.

Walk on Water
Collage
2013
11x17

Walk on Water

Collage

2013

11x17

Lost in space
Collage
2013
11x17

Lost in space

Collage

2013

11x17

Portal
Collage
2013
11x17

Portal

Collage

2013

11x17

Face transplant

Collage

2013

11x17

Monoprint
2012
11x17

Monoprint

2012

11x17

My project is based around Germany’s abandoned buildings.  I choose this topic because the areas are time capsules symbolizing the failures and vulnerabilities of Germany’s past. They represent a piece of history and are physical reminders of actions we must never repeat.

I have also always been drawn to discarded or decayed spaces. In my opinion things such as broken furniture, the texture of peeling paint, and even the vines growing up corroded walls have more persona then a modern building.  Being able to go to Germany and witness these areas first hand presented me with a much different experience than simply looking at photos or going to a museum.  It is difficult to explain but even things like temperature or the aroma of these structures play a huge part in the overall experience.

The paintings are done on paper and black gesso.  They are done primarily in black and white to give the impression of burnt of charred wood.  The monochrome also expresses the atmosphere and mood each abandoned spaces imply.

 

Beelitz Sanatorium for Women, Beelitz Germany

Beelitz Sanatorium For Men, Beelitz, Germany

Das Haus der Offiziere Wunsdorf, Germany

 

Abandoned NSA Building in Grunewald, Germany

Abandoned amusement park Spreepark, Germany

Illustration Design Paul Rogers
On the Road Book cover

Illustration Design Paul Rogers

On the Road Book cover

Drawing Concepts 2, Rob Clayton

Wood toy cars. Lowrider and Donk it

Color Theory, Adam Ross

Acrylic on panel