Imagination is the key to becoming free, with it we are creating the fabric of reality.
Technician of the Sacred is about the exploration of creativity through form and the formless. By blending technology from our digital renaissance with traditional mediums we explore creating a healthy balance of the past, present, and future.
Born into the eclectic Santa Cruz, Adrian Rasmussen (Technician of the Sacred) creates art to explore consciousness and tap into our creative nature. Utilizing the tools of this digital renaissance he creates physical art. He sees one of our major challenges in this time is the role technology plays in our lives. He examines how to balance the gifts of technology with the liveliness of human element, with our creative spirit.
Though his work is inspired by ancient tales, symbols, and understandings; he uses universal truth to create an experience rather than a concept. His artwork conveys a resonance that can only be understood through direct experience from the viewer.
Experienced in digital design, traditional painting techniques, aerosol and airbrush arts, lapidary, jewelry design, 3D printing and laser cutting; Adrian finds a way to integrate plethora of skills into his creations.
He believes “Art is the expression of our innate creative nature. This is a gift we all have to give, the expression of such is shown throughout the way we live. Life is art.”
Adrian Rasmussen born in 1982, has not stopped creating art since the moment he first finger painted. Though he has attended art classes and workshops, the majority of his skills were self-taught.
He began sharing his art and engaging the Santa Cruz Art Scene In 2004. In 2005 he co-founded the Hide Gallery which went on to win best gallery in Santa Cruz several years straight. After the Hide’s closure Adrian became active in the Tannery Arts Center. Living on site two years prior to its opening he helped raise awareness around the Tannery and activate the space. Still a resident at the Tannery he has shifted focus onto the creation of his personal art. Nowadays you’ll find him at festivals and throughout the bay exhibiting and live painting.
This artwork can be viewed in person at our Gallery located at:
1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
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