British Columbia artist succeeds in injecting Star Wars imagery into local landscapes – BC

A BC-based artist is making waves with a series of designs that integrate Star Wars into the local landscape.

Mexican artist David Aste now lives in Vancouver. He tried to build his brand here and stumbled across an idea that got a lot of feedback.

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Before coming to British Columbia, Aste was enjoying success back home in Monterrey, Mexico. His designs transferred to canvas were selling well online.

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But a trip to British Columbia a few years ago changed everything. He became addicted to snowboarding and moved north as soon as he could.

“I have never seen snow in my life. I thought that was great,” he told Global’s This is BC.

So, at 27, he started over, hoping to rebuild his brand in a new country. And that’s when he came across something that created a huge buzz.

Aste was walking around with various images on his laptop at home and found this image of a Star Destroyer, scaled, over Vancouver. He posted it on social media site Reddit, and the response was overwhelming.

“It was 100% chance,” he said. “I did not expect that.”

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He posted more footage of Star Wars ships exploding around town, and people started taking notice. The feedback was mostly positive, but the art is subjective.

“Some people say, ‘It’s not to scale,’ some people say it’s the worst VFX they’ve ever seen,” he said.

“I think to myself, it can’t be that bad.”

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Aste has tried different artistic ideas before and made money, despite having no formal training.

Now, excitement over his latest creations has led to his first exhibition in British Columbia, and more material is on the way, like a lightsaber battle somewhere in town.

“I hope they like it as much as I do,” he said.

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Aste has not yet sold any of these prints. He is working on licenses and a business plan.

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Everything took him by surprise. However, it’s time to find out, because he has no intention of leaving British Columbia.

“It’s all surreal,” Aste said. “I never would have imagined this.”

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