Rask Opticon – Jack Of All Trades

Rask Opticon

Born in the 70s Rask realized an early age that his calling was art since many of his third grade classmates would ask him to draw dinosaurs, dragons and fantasy-like creatures. His love for cartoons got him to draw Voltron and the Transformers so well that he could cut them out and play with them. Surrounded by graffiti art in his neighborhood, Rask started tagging by the time he was in the sixth grade. He then took his artistic aspiration to the next level and started drawing lowrider cars. However, it wasn’t too long after that he returned heavily into graffiti.

In school he learned how to draw more realistic portraits and landscapes with charcoals and colored pencils. Rask soon started drawing Anime, although his true passion was in graffiti and could not let it go. His graffiti journey was revived when he met his friend Retna and took graffiti art more serious and started his career as a graffiti artist. In order to keep up with the times and technology, he purchased a computer and taught himself how to Photoshop, then took his street art knowledge and applied it to computer graphics.

In the summer of ’03, Rask started to experiment with airbrushing and worked closely with his friend Fluid at an indoor swap meet, mainly airbrushing on clothing. Rask soon applied his airbrushing skills to canvas creating Fine Airbrush art and began showcasing his work in different galleries around Los Angeles. Wanting to be different from the average airbrush artist, he concentrated on creating his airbrushing art to be surreal fantasy. His off-the-wall pieces are in hot demand from different art collectors.

Rask started a new chapter in his life when he started working for Rebel Spirit as a designer. His knowledge of different types of artwork and mediums have taken him as far as starting his own clothing line called Skeme Industry. His clothing line is a mixture of all his artistic knowledge of graffiti, tattoo, and fantasy to create a one-of-a-kind clothing line. Rask’s future plans include getting his work displayed in more galleries, teaching himself how to do Electronic Body Music, working more on canvases, and getting back to his graffiti roots.

Rask would like to thank his friends for being supportive, and if you would like to check out more of his work, please visit

www.distortionoflife.com,

www.skemeindustry.com

and www.rebelspiritclothing.com