Meet the artist by the name of Philip Akkerman

Meet the artist by the name of Philip Akkerman

Sep 2, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
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You most definitely should go and see the paintings by Philip Akkerman at this Heineken sponsored event at TORCH Gallery. Philip is known for his self-portraits of which he made over six thousand and which are exhibited all over the world. Imagine what that’s like; spending all your time on the art of your own face. In the end, a self-portrait is all about showing who you are, but finding your identity is not about your face but the road you have travelled. In Philip’s paintings it’s all about showing and expressing that road and not about having his eyes and nose and mouth perfectly copied out of real life.

He has recently exhibited at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, where eleven of his collectors showcased their acquisitions. At TORCH gallery, the main focus will be on the colour grey. A theme in his work that has a certain stillness to it; showing the ups and downs in his life and in his work as an artist.

When I’m completely lost for thoughts, I return to grey. A kind of safe port from which I can plot new actions.

Philip Akkerman Grey Paintings

Date: From September 10th onwards
Location: TORCH Gallery, Lauriergracht 94 Amsterdam
Tickets: Free entrance


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