ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

ASIE.ONE (Olli Fraenkel) 3D Graffiti Art From Germany & Indonesia

ASIE.ONE (Olli Fraenkel) 3D Graffiti Art From Germany & Indonesia

Ollie Fraenkel paints some really great 3D graffiti art and he’s answered our questions…

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

WG – Where are from, where do you paint and what name do you paint as?

ASIE.ONE – I’m from Nuremberg, Germany and painted lots around Europe, Australia and of course in Germany. My artist name is “ASIE.ONE” which is actually a shortcut for ‘antisocial’ in german slang.

WG – When did you first get into graffiti art?

ASIE.ONE – I got into Graffiti in 1987. Through a good friend of mine who was skateboarding together with me and we hang out lots and started building a crew.

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

WG – What is it about 3D graff that you love so much?

ASIE.ONE – 3D Graffiti is one of my favs as I like to paint more abstract and trippy. Starting with a sketch I end up most of the time in a bit surrealism style. It’s just fun to see the lettering floating around.

WG – How did you end up living in Indonesia?

ASIE.ONE – A bit more than 2 years ago after I have been to Australia for a while I decided to go for another surf trip around Asia. I surfed Malaysia in monsoon and after went to Indonesia. I have been there 3 days and was sure I will never leave this country again.

Good surf all around the year and the kindness of the people here makes life so much easier for me. The actual plan was to go to the Philippines after but…here I am and nothing can be better….

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

WG – Best and worst things about living in Indonesia?

ASIE.ONE – Best thing: People from all over the place, Indonesian people and especially friends, food and of course the surf.

Worst thing: The big gap between rich and poor which is caused through the country itself. Indonesia is currently the world’s third largest exporter of steaming coal (after Australia and China) but somehow nothing comes around.

It’s a shame that people in an actually rich country like this still have to live from around 2USD a day (more or less) and have to struggle.

But if you come here and know the facts you will see, that most of them handle the situation with a smile and the respect they got for other people will teach you that money is not all in life.

WG – Is there much of a graffiti scene in Indonesia?

ASIE.ONE – There is not much going on as far I can see it but it’s coming slowly. Jogja is the capital of art and all around the country are amazing artists. I haven’t seen more under-rated artists than in Indonesia. But be prepared for some young guns coming up in the future. Super talented!

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

ASIE ONE 3d graffiti - Indonesia 2010

WG – Are there any artists out there at the moment thatyou like or inspire you?

ASIE.ONE – I’m inspired by lots of local artists which are actually not graffiti artists. Unfortunately they got no websites I can give you the links for. One of my favourite famous artists is Robert Williams (Low Bro Art). This guy is crazy good I think. And classic artists like Dali or Spitzweg and and and…

WG – You done any painting on the streets or do you mostly do the canvas stuff?

ASIE.ONE – I’m doing graffiti on the streets but not much for now as I prepare for upcoming exhibitions at the moment. The reason why I use oil for now is the problem with buying high quality cans here. They got a local brand but believe me..better use the brush ;)

I try to figure out how to import cans from other countries around Asia and then I will hit the streets again like it should be. 2010 should be rocking and for exhibitions I’m good with using oil as I can paint 3D letterings in smaller sizes easy.

Huge thanks to Ollie, you can check out his blog and his art is available to buy there, Aerosouldzines and his new site here.