The Artist

Gabriel Asoka (The Mazeking) is a contemporary artist. He creates provocative and energetic artworks, which explore themes including sexuality (obsessions), consciousness, and the creation of meaning. His unique blending of color, form, and idea render artworks that exist in a realm of engagement, provoking an experience, leading to an experiential understanding of the work. The Mazeking works with various mediums including oil, acrylic, chalk, photographic processes and more. He primarily produces paintings and layered-photographic artworks.

What does the name The Mazeking mean? It's a title, not a name or nickname. It simply means the king and overseer of the Maze.

I create what turns me on, makes me feel something.

Born in Maryland.

Lives and works in New York City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

2016 Consciousness Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2006 Impulse Resist, O'Melveny Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2003 Implicit Nature, Buddha Lounge Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2003 Mix Things, ID Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2002 Snow, O'Melveny Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Photographic Arts Group Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2016 Autumn Group Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2015 Exposure-See-me Collection Private Viewing, Louvre Museum, Paris
2013 Room of Things, Studio 2D, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Time Sq., SeeMe, NYC
2011 Open Thoughts, Gallery 2150, Chicago, IL
2008 New Beijing International Festival, China
2007 The Big Gig International Festival, UK
2003 Hollywood, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA
2002 Launch Pad, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA
2001 The New Exhibit, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS: 

2015 HH and LMS Public Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Public Installations, Paris, Fr.
2014 Love, Meaning & Sanctuary Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Public Installations, Chicago, IL
2012 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY

COLLABORATIONS:

2014 Happiness Here Somewhere, Somewhere France and The Mazeking
2013 Street Poems, Marie Howe and The Mazeking

EDUCATION:

Columbia Chicago - Masters of Arts
University of MD - Bachelor of Arts
University of London - Cinema

Select Collections:

The Davis Collection
The Kim Collection
The Landmark Collection
The Rosenberg Collection