Asemic Collabs by Osvaldo Cibils (Trento, Italy) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

Collab by Osvaldo Cibils (Italy) and De Villo Sloan (USA)


By Osvaldo Cibils & De Villo Sloan


Collab by Osvaldo Cibils & De Villo Sloan (glitched)


Collab by Osvaldo Cibils & De Villo Sloan


Collabs by Osvaldo Cibils & De Villo Sloan




Asemic Art by Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)

Asemic art by Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)



Spanish artist Sabela Bana is a member of the asemic writing group at the IUOMA. She mailed these wonderful pieces for Asemic Front. Some choose to call asemic writing asemic art, and in these works by Sabela Bana you definitely see the connection to abstract art. The element of calligraphy is also pronounced and the unconscious forms that emerge in automatic writing.





Asemic Visual Texts by Werner Krause (Vienna, Austria)

“In Between” by Werner Krause (Vienna, Austria)


Werner Krause has created an impressive body of art that combines visual and textual elements. The work can be described and “read” with increased illumination as visual poetry. I am thrilled to be able to offer here a selection of his work from his Layers Unlimited collection.

I have selected them because they are particularly suggestive of language, especially syntactic structure. They explore the relation of symbols in linear and non-linear forms. Some of these works by Werner Krause show a masterful use of digital constructs to make asemics and others draw from the tradition of calligraphy.


“Chemical Sensitivities” by Werner Krause


“Continuing Dissolutions” by Werner Krause


“Down by the Sea” by Werner Krause


“Otto Mit Omi (1961-2016)” by Werner Krause


“P.A.N.K. 82” by Werner Krause


“Yes We Scan” by Werner Krause


Many thanks to Werner Krause for generously allowing this sampling from his Layers Unlimited. I hope to feature more of his work in the future.


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Found Asemics by Dave Araki (New York City, USA)

Asemic vispo by Dave Araki (New York City, USA)

Dave Araki submitted these pieces for the Karnival of Trash exhibition, but I found them much more relevant to Asemic Front. These compelling images, given the distressed and weathered nature of the originals that arrived in a similarly battered envelope, appear to be found material. The notion of “Found Asemics” is, of course, another exciting genre we can hopefully explore further on Asemic Front. Thanks to Dave Araki for opening the conversation.



Asemic-Vispo Collab by Matthew Stolte (Wisconsin, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

Matt-DVS - 4.19.2017 - 2Collab by Matthew Stolte (Wisconsin, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA) (March 2017)


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Collab foundation by De Villo Sloan (March 2017)



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Collab by Matthew Stolte (Wisconsin, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

Collab foundation by De Villo Sloan (March 2017)


A primary purpose of Asemic Front is to feature some of the exciting asemic-vispo collabs currently being produced. I have long admired Matt Stolte’s work. Many of his pieces have a gritty, industrial, gothic quality that I believe have an affinity to my own pieces (especially the neo-concrete series). So this collab with Matt via snail mail has been a wonderful experience. I am thrilled to share the results.