Erik Asla is a Los Angeles based visual artist. After moving to California from Paris, France, he became a protégé of celebrated image-maker Herb Ritts. Encounters with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein inspired Asla to focus on a fine art career rather than the genres his mentor became celebrated for. With his project ‘The Stillness of Motion’, Asla is seeking to create serene photographic renditions that
convey a perception of oceans in their most paradoxical state; moving, rushing, yet
offering a sense of contemplation and tranquility.
Asla’s first exhibition opened in Palm Springs in 2017. Since then he has been the
subject of two major European solo exhibitions. Numerous public corporations have acquired artworks from the series. His work is held in private collections around the world, including in the U.S., Europe and South America.