Ole Aakjær (born 1962) has been drawing and painting since he was able to hold a pencil.
Originally, Aakjær’s dream was to work with the cartoon medium. He was especially fascinated by the experimental parts of the cartoon scene that unfolded in the 1980s. His greatest role modelswere Jean Giraud (Moebius), Milo Manara, Enki Bilal, etc.
In the mid-1980s, one of Aakjær’s albums was accepted by the publishing company Carlsen who at that time was the leading cartoon publishing company in Denmark. Ole Aakjær was later on trained as an illustrator and has run his own design office since 1992.
He has won a wide range of competitions and distinctions and gained recognition as an innovator, designer and especially as an artist, and he can look back at a number of should out exhibitions. His works are always performed in watercolor and ink on paper - often in very large formats.
Previously, he has experimented with acrylic and oil but it is on the turbulent ocean of the watercolour that he excels.
For more info visit the artists website: www.oleaakjaer.dk