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. Among sources of inspiration were Jean Giraud (Moebius), Milo Manara, Enki Bilal, etc.
In the mid-1980s, a collection of work by the artist 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.
Aakjær 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 sold out exhibitions. His work is always performed in watercolor and tusch on paper - often in very large scale 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