Markus Åkesson

The Portal

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Markus Åkesson (b.1975) is highly regarded for his skill in realistic figurative painting. The studio in Nybro is surrounded by the forest with its inexhaustible source of inspiration. Markus Åkesson's art explores the worlds that open up when humans connect with nature and above all what is hidden behind the scenes. In recent years, he is mainly famous for the imaginative portraits of people completely covered in patterned fabric against a background of the same fabric. Largely self-taught, Markus Åkesson has established himself internationally with several major exhibitions, mainly in France, including Galerie Da-End in Paris. His works can be found in several famous international collections, both private and public.

The painting "The Portal" was one of the main motifs from the 2012 exhibition in Vida museum, Öland. An exhibition with water as a theme. The water surface is the portal between the different worlds of consciousness; sleep, wakefulness and dreams.

Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 150 x 170 cm

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