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Aaron Acker
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  • Fruita, CO
  • United States
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in a relationship
College / University
Mesa State College
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Film, Painting, Photography, Video
I am...
My name is Aaron Acker, a traditional oil painter currently living in Colorado. I specialize in floral and still life paintings, but am mainly a portrait painter. I also create time-lapse videos of my artwork, and host my own web show titled 'Inside the Studio' which takes viewers behind the scenes of my life as an artist, shows footage from the shows and events I exhibit at, and also has tips and tricks and tutorials on art techniques.
About my artwork
"My art is the visual representation of the world through my eyes..Every painting is influenced by the events of my life, and nothing more than love influences my art. The themes of my work can best be described as the visual metaphor for the joy, pain, excitement or sorrow that I'm living through at the moment. My portraits are meant to express my view of the p
erson, and are my way of connecting with a person that I typically could never connect with. My still life pieces are truly another way for me to express the fulfillment or emptiness in ones life. While I work primarily in oils, the subject matter for which I'm painting and the style that subject demands determines what process I take in creating each piece.

When I paint people I attempt to meet and get to know that person even if on the smallest of levels before starting the piece. I believe this process is crucial to the piece and highly determines how the painting will be painted. With still life and landscape paintings I attempt to surround myself with the subject matter, and allow myself to consume any feeling or experience the subject may have to offer. In all of life I believe that my passion, soul and compassion gives me an unique view and that my purpose is to show that view of the worlds beauty through my art.
Artists I like
Modigliani, Pissaro, Picasso,Perez
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
One night event shows that host live music, arts of all kinds, and other forms of art and entertainment. Tend to see a good showing for them.
Centre of the artworld:
New York

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