ABOUT
Surrealist and fantasy artist AK Westerman of Organic Abstracts. Visit www.akorganicabstracts.com for additional work, exhibitions and more.

BIO
AK segued to full time professional artist after spending over a decade in the graphic design and marketing industry. She is quickly gaining worldwide recognition for her unique work, featuring fantasy and surrealistic elements and compositions, vivid color and intricate details. She currently divides her time between gallery exhibitions, commissioned work and her studio at Istvan Gallery in OKC where she is currently Artist In Residence. While she is experienced with a multitude of mediums to include ink, watercolor, etching, pastels and oils, her current focus is acrylic and mixed media work.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My joy in creating comes from a deep desire to comment artistically on humanity’s place on this earth, and the constant battle between nature and technology. I create for the sheer joy of encouraging others to contemplate and comment on the piece, and come away examining and questioning their own world a little bit differently. Even though my work varies between abstract and surrealism, I try to use a great deal of ambiguity in my work, allowing the viewer to fill in pieces themselves according to their own unique perspective. I enjoy using a variety of materials, anything from acrylic, ink and watercolor to pastel and oils, scratchboard to canvas. I enjoy working on a large scale, as I believe it creates an almost ‘epic’ feel for the viewer. I like to let the work take on a life of its own and my subconscious express itself freely and fluidly without preconceptions. While my initial works of past years have been ‘light’ and have taken on almost a storybook feel, I find myself increasingly inspired by current events, and they find expression through my more recent works. The body of work featured in my most recent solo exhibition, The Darkness in the Evolution of the Light, explores the timeless questions surrounding the circle of life and humanity’s purpose. Despite the change to darker medium and subject matter, my pieces tend to still incorporate the recurring theme of life, color and light, even if more sparse. No matter the circumstance, I believe there is always beauty in our world, if one only knows how to look.

  • Joined: December 2013

Journal

Decorative 3D Cubes

I was asked to create 4 × 4 work for a recent gallery exhibition…. and since I can’t do anything like a normal person, I decided to make it 4 × 4 x….4. I made the boxes themselves, one features only acrylic while the other is mixed media and textured. Everyone has loved them and the acrylics sold, so I am thinking this may be a good time to start considering more 3D …
Posted almost 4 years – 1 comments
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