Hardeman, A.K.

Hardeman, A.K. LogoAs an artist I am interested in the interaction of color; how the arrangements of colors create a work of art. I use acrylic and oil paints, oil pastel, colored pencil, and paper to create my work on canvas. Color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, design, art, emotions and myriad aspects of life that impact the very psychology of people. Color is expressed in all of our surroundings especially in nature and science.

Colors can be complementary, harmonizing, adjacent, or they can contrast and clash. Color is the central them of my work. I focus on colors that express my emotions and feelings in an image that leaves the viewer room to interpret.
There is rarely a point I try to get across, a statement I try to make, or a system of signs I wish to give message or meaning. I am simply interested in the use of color and aesthetic freedom. I try to create the semblance of an object that gives rise to the viewer’s own emotions and feelings. My goal is for viewers to invent and unravel their own meaning.

Education
BFA, Art History, Sweet Briar College, 2005
Junior Year Abroad, Goldsmiths College- Art History/Visual Cultures Program, London, England 2003-2004 Areas of Specilization
Painting, Collage

Press
“Energetic Art Entrepreneur”, Mobile Bay Monthly, September 2011

Painting, Combustion, sold through UGallery.com, was included in InStyle Magazine’s, “Best of the Web” article.- November, 2011

Exhibitions and Shows
Birmingham ArtWalk, September 2011- Birmingham, AL
First Friday ArtWalk, October 2010- Fairhope, AL
Solo Show, May 2010- Mobile, AL
Solo Show, December 2008- Birmingham, AL

Commissions
Painting 2000-present
Mobile, AL; Montgomery, AL; Birmingham, AL; Fairhope, AL; Washington DC; Memphis, TN; Boston, MA; New York, NY

Web Site:
www.artandak.com//