Installation Views

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Galerie LeRoyer | Birdland Ole Aakjaer

Ole Aakjær, "Standing Tall and Seeing Far"

Watercolour & ink on paper

118" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Miss Ai Shu Zhing on Strange Adventures in Birdland"

Watercolour & ink on paper

39.5" x 39.5"

Ole Aakjær, "Reclaiming Myself"

Watercolour & ink on paper

68h x 50"

Ole Aakjær, "Pleasure Pilot on New Adventures"

Watercolour & ink on paper

55" x 96.5"

Ole Aakjær, "Expand Your Vision"

Watercolour & ink on paper

118" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "The Current Situation in Birdland"

Watercolour & ink on paper

85.5" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Reality is subjective. Birds sing. These are facts. Let's dance"

Watercolour & ink on paper

24" x 68"

Ole Aakjær, "The Masquerade Party"

Watercolour & ink on paper

118" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Julia the Labyrinth

Watercolour & ink on paper

50" x 34"

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjær

Ole Aakjær, "This Stranger Is Only A Shadow EA 13/15"

Linocut

68" x 34" 

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjær

Ole Aakjær "The Deadly Cannibal Dance EA 12/15"

Linocut

68" x 34"

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjær

Ole Aakjær "Musique De Chambre EA 6/15"

Linocut

68" x 34"

 

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjaer

Ole Aakjær "Try Not To Think" Ed 6/6 SOLD

Linocut, mixed media

 

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjaer

Ole Aakjær "Unlocked" Ed.18/24

Linocut, mixed media

20" x 15"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty-Fifty, The One I Am" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "My Perfect Mistake" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Based on a True Scandal" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty/Fifty. Birdland. This bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "Sophie is a Postulate" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

68" x 50"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty-Fifty, The Father" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "Birdland" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Note to Self" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85.5" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "The Brave and the Liberated" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty-Fifty, Meeting" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "Vertical Influencers Speaking Louder Than Twitter" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

55" x 96.5"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty-Fifty The Night" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "A Lipstick Situation" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

50" x 34"

Ole Aakjær, "Fifty/Fifty. I'm The Only Bird in This Tree" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

20" x 20"

Ole Aakjær, "Everything is Nothing Without You" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

24" x 68"

Ole Aakjær, "Like a Fish in Birdland" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

118" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Bird Rodeo" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

85.5" x 55"

Ole Aakjær, "Intelligence is just a fictional concept invented by misguided people. Birds are real" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper | 55" x 96.5"

Ole Aakjær, "Today the Answer is Yes" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

39.5" x 39.5"

Ole Aakjær, "Bird Contradicting the Majority" SOLD

Watercolour & ink on paper

68" x 24"

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjær

Ole Aakjær "Mono 9/15" SOLD

Linocut

68" x 34"

Galerie LeRoyer | Ole Aakjaer

Ole Aakjær "The Devils Mistress EA 9/15" SOLD

Linocut

78.75" x 39.50"

Press Release

Ole Aakjær (b. 1962) is a Danish watercolorist, internationally renowned for his highly graphic large-format works that celebrate the power of women. His distinct figurative paintings rely on bold colours and symbols to convey deep psychological empathy, while exploring the complexity and strength of their subjects. Aakjær portrays women as vulnerable yet empowered, sensual, fearless, seductive, and independent. Ornate ink work comes into play with tattoos often sprawled across the face, neck, shoulders, and upper body. Text and characters, inspired by music, literature, poetry, film, religion, psychology, and cartoons are painstakingly applied with ink and allude to the woman’s mysterious thoughts and feelings. Aakjær struggled as a sensitive, passionate child in search of stability and calm. He turned to drawing and painting as a source of comfort and escape. 

 

In his exhibition “Birdland”, Ole Aakjær experiments with colours, with his imagery, and with his concept. “I wanted to add birds to every piece”, he says, “to see what happened, to see if I could better express myself through them”. With his singular goal being to weave the tapestry of his life through these portraits, Aakjær does not heed coherence and conclusion, declaring that “the bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”. This is his calling; to tell his story through these intricate, bold, and colourful portraits of the women that populate his imagination and vehicle his story and ultimately his own song.