VISUAL ARTIST

ÅKE ARNERDAL

Concert: Zuill Bailey & Jason Vieaux

Friday, Feb. 21 AT 7:30PM

ART EXHIBITION FOLLOWING CONCERT

The Artist

Åke Arnerdal is a Swedish born artist with a Master of Fine Art from Umeå University, Sweden and currently shares his time between Torsåker, Sweden and Jacksonville, Florida.  He has exhibited at various venues, among them: Verftet, Bergen, Norway; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Kanasawa Art Fair, Kanasawa, Japan: Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.  He has also participated in group shows such as ART Rabbit and Sculpture Weekend in London, UK; Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA; Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY and Haskell Gallery Jacksonville, FL.

Åke works with mixed-media collage paintings and sculpture, at times combining them for installations. The recurring themes in his work are what we as humans have in common, such as longing and belonging, the problems in trying to make the right decisions and to ultimately move forward.

He is inspired by the immediate and emotionally involved communication achieved in children’s art, a theme also found in work defined as outsider art.  Folk art with its overload of patterns, ornaments and riots of color also inspires Åke, as well as the baroque with its exuberance and slightly exaggerated language. Graffiti and street art also provide inspiration for his work.

Åke has experience working as an art educator at Skulpturens Hus, an art center in Stockholm, Sweden and from teaching painting at the Hampstead School of Art in London, UK for over 10 years.  He has also taught courses annually in Sweden, the UK, and the US.

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE
465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

VISUAL ARTIST

ÅKE ARNERDAL

Concert: Zuill Bailey & Jason Vieaux

Friday, Feb. 21 – 7:30PM

ART EXHIBITION
FOLLOWING CONCERT

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE
465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

The Artist

Åke Arnerdal is a Swedish born artist with a Master of Fine Art from Umeå University, Sweden and currently shares his time between Torsåker, Sweden and Jacksonville, Florida.  He has exhibited at various venues, among them: Verftet, Bergen, Norway; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Kanasawa Art Fair, Kanasawa, Japan: Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.  He has also participated in group shows such as ART Rabbit and Sculpture Weekend in London, UK; Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA; Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY and Haskell Gallery Jacksonville, FL.

Åke works with mixed-media collage paintings and sculpture, at times combining them for installations. The recurring themes in his work are what we as humans have in common, such as longing and belonging, the problems in trying to make the right decisions and to ultimately move forward.

He is inspired by the immediate and emotionally involved communication achieved in children’s art, a theme also found in work defined as outsider art.  Folk art with its overload of pa􀀃erns, ornaments and riots of color also inspires Åke, as well as the baroque with its exuberance and slightly exaggerated language. Graffiti and street art also provide inspiration for his work.

Åke has experience working as an art educator at Skulpturens Hus, an art center in Stockholm, Sweden and from teaching painting at the Hampstead School of Art in London, UK for over 10 years.  He has also taught courses annually in Sweden, the UK, and the US.