Artist Mikail Akar Opening Reception, UNBELIEVABLE Exhibition at Modus 10, NYC, NY, USA
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Golo Guck by Mikail Akar - photo by Luxury Experience
Imagine what it must be like to be a highly acclaimed contemporary pop and abstract artist who at the age of 10 years old already has an international following and has had exhibitions around the world. Artist Mikail Akar, born in Cologne, Germany on September 10, 2012, to Karem Akar and his wife Elvan, has taken the art world by storm with art collectors sitting up and taking notice (as well as writing substantial checks) to acquire his paintings that have bold and vibrant color palettes, and imaginative, whimsical playfulness that capture the eye as well as the heart.  

 

Mikail Akar - Rose Man - photo by Luxury Experience
Mikail Akar - Rose Man

We had the pleasure of attending the by invitation only, Opening Reception for Mikail Akar's Solo Exhibition entitled, UNBELIEVABLE, on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the German furniture flagship store Modus 10 Rolf Benz located in the chic SoHo neighborhood at 7 Wooster Street in New York City. 

Since his first exhibition in 2017 in Cologne, Germany, Mikail Akar has garnered appreciative collectors at his international exhibitions in Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, and the United States. Seeing his 2023 UNBELIEVABLE Solo Exhibition at Modus 10 Rolf Benz engaged our imaginations and captured our hearts as well. 

Mikail Akar - Rose Man - photo by Luxury Experience
Karem Akar and Mikail Akar
Yellow Saka by Mikail Akar

Speaking with the artist's father Karem Akar, he told us that Mikail started painting at age 4 and he had his first exhibition in 2017 in his hometown of Cologne, Germany. His talent was recognized early on, and he continues to exhibit his works throughout Germany. He had his first international exhibition in Vienna, Austria in 2020, and in 2022 he had exhibitions in Istanbul, Turkey, New York City, United States; Zurich, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria. In March 2023, he returned to the United States for his UNBELIEVABLE exhibition, and for ArtExpo in New York City. 

King Blummie by Mikail Akar - photo by Luxury Experience
King Honk by Mikail Akar

While it is noted that Mikail Akar finds his inspiration in the art of American Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), and German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932), his paintings clearly project his own unique vision, imagination, and creativity. His use of colors and textures, as well as different mediums of canvas and homemade paper, gives his work a rich vibrancy and movement that stands on its own, and should not be compared to other artists. Using a bold color palette, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and spray paint, his paintings have the ability to excite and stimulate the mind, while his whimsical characters have a childlike playfulness that delight the senses. 

Mikail Akar - Golo Guck - photo by Luxury Experience
Golo Guck by Mikail Akar

A few of the many highlights of the UNBELEIVABLE exhibition at the Opening Reception at Modus 10 Rolf Benz included the painting entitled, King Honk (2023) an acrylic and oil pastel painting on canvas measuring 47.24 x 55.12 inches, $14,000; King Sano (2023) an acrylic and oil pastel painting on canvas measuring 39.37 x 47.24 inches, $13,000, and UKI TomTom (2022), acrylic on canvas, measuring 47.24 x 55.11 inches, $14,000. 

Mikail Akar and Edward F. Nesta - photo by Luxury Experience
Edward F. Nesta and Mikail Akar

His work has a dynamic quality and a maturity that goes well beyond his physical years. Mikail Akar is an artist to watch, and we cannot wait to see where his art will take him next. When not painting, this well-rounded artist enjoys playing soccer and is learning to play the saxophone. While he loves painting, he paints only when he wants, and that is the secret that lies behind true inspiration. Bravo! 

Until next time, keep enjoying and supporting the arts! 

To learn more about Mikail Akar, please visit his website at: https://mikailakar.de/ 

Mikail Akar 

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