Ole Aakjær (born 1962) has gained recognition as the one of the leading artists from Denmark. His artwork - done in watercolor and ink in large scale formats shows his unique signature figurative style creating portraits of men and women with multilayered symbolism revealing inspiration from by music, literature, films and photographs. The natural imperfections the artistic process left behind in the highly structured compositions form a colorful highly imaginative narrative. Aakjær´s imagery shifts in time and space, and requires close attention to the details. Ole Aakjær has had 40 acclaimed and sold exhibitions throughout Denmark as well as in New York City, Paris, Montreal, Switzerland where he has established a strong collector base and reputation.
Watercolor, which has a life of its own, leaves behind imperfections, like scars on the skin, and add to the uniqueness and humanity of each piece. This complexity deepens the dramatic effect put forward by the artist with his use of abundant colorful hues and hidden symbolism, creating daring female portraits that cannot be forgotten. These highly structured compositions unravel an entire world before us, one filled with hidden messages. Like a map, the artwork guides us through the multilayered symbolism-laden in each individual piece. Aakjaer portrays mysterious women that are sensual, alluring and untamed. Her piercing gaze is daring the viewer to uncover her secrets. Like constellations, Aakjaer’s artwork shift in time and space, and require close attention to be unveiled by our own imagination. This is his first solo exhibition in the United States.