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Ak Hardeman

Booth Number: 450

Birmingham, AL


Artist Statement

I am interested in the interaction of color; how the arrangements of colors create a work of art. I use acrylic and oil paints, oil pastel, colored pencil, and paper to create my work on canvas and paper. Color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, design, art, emotions and myriad aspects of life that impact the very psychology of people. Color is expressed in all of our surroundings especially in nature and science. Colors can be complementary, harmonizing, adjacent, or they can contrast and clash. Color is the central them of my work. I focus on colors that express my emotions and feelings in an image that leaves the viewer room to interpret. My goal is for viewers to invent and unravel their own meaning.