High Artist Spotlight: Rasmus Robak

Graphic designer and Illustrator by profession, Rasmus Robak started drawing as a child and has never stopped. His inspiration comes from everything that surrounds him. Music, the City, Nature and not least a rich inner life. When Rasmus draws, he often forgets time and place and becomes one with his work. For Rasmus, art is a visual way of keeping a diary.
We recently caught up with Rasmus after High Art 2023 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:

Where do you find your creative inspiration?

I find inspiration in everything that surrounds me, nature, people, and the city.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I can't help it. I have a great urge to create, it's like breathing.

What art/artist do you most identify with?

Robert Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton

What themes do you pursue the most?

Psychedelic, Nature, the supernatural and the humorous.

What role does an artist have in society?

The role of the artist is to challenge the baseline of reality, to expand the collective mind and to document the times.

What is your artistic outlook on life?

There is nothing more important than art and love. Everything else is secondary.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Draw a little more, party a little less.

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Chronixx - "Skankin' Sweet" Juls – "Slow Down"

What's the best thing about being an artist?

To utilize an innate gift and develop it further through practice and exploration.

What is your dream project?

To produce a comic about a Jamaican superhero who uses his powers to fight against social injustices.

Support Rasmus by shopping his collection here.