Collection: Mats Åkerman

Mats' entire artistry is built around his own fantasy creation "Den Svagiska Unionen", a find-your-own country that Mats portrays in images and words in an extremely personal way. In his accurate foreword to Mats's book A LA PRIMA, Johan Hakelius writes: ..." Mats Åkerman does what only the bravest of creators dare: he gives his world a life of its own. He may draw the maps, but when he sits down to interpret his maps in pictures or words, there are sure to be as many surprises and secrets for him as for the rest of us.

This fantasy world has developed from detailed maps that he started drawing as a child. Mat's sketches, maps, timetables, drawings and paintings describe his world as much as his texts. The story is important and is told little by little. An extensive gallery of characters with outlandish entanglements deepens the story.

TRAINING

Elementary school for artistic education "Grundis"
Stockholm University (art sciences, history of ideas, philosophy, history)
Konstfack, Stockholm
Art teacher training

EXHIBITION SELECTION

Gallery Mats Bergman, Karlstad
Gallery Mats Bergman, Stockholm
Gallery Dombron, Uppsala
Gallery Strömbom, Stockholm
Gallery Diana, Stockholm
Gallery Överkikaren, Stockholm
Gallery MB, Stockholm
Chateau d'Argenteuil, Waterloo, Belgium
Gallery Profilen, Gävle
The Railway Museum, Gävle
Gallery Agardh & Tornvall, Stockholm
Gallery Kim Anstensen, Gothenburg
Häckeberga Castle/Gallery Final in Skåne
Gallery Nord, Örebro
Gallery Blue, Linköping
Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna
Arboga Art Association
Hedengren's Bookstore, Stockholm
Gallery Fallera, Lidingö
Gallery Nils Åberg, Gothenburg
Gallery Final, Malmö
Art Gallery, Tranås
The Factory, Best Guy
Brukets Målarskola, Blidö
Mollbrinks, Uppsala
Gallery Nils Åberg, Gothenburg,
Väsby Art Gallery, Upplands-Väsby
Galleri Sjöhästen, Lidingö
Karlenström Gallery, Borås

COLLECTION EXHIBITION SELECTION

Liljevalch's "Spring salon"
The Culture House in Stockholm
Bukowski's, Stockholm
Väsby Art Gallery
Bollnäs art gallery
Gallery Infra, Upplands-Väsby
Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland
Stockholm Art Fair, Sollentuna/Älvsjö
Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Art Helsinki, Helsinki
Edsvik Art Gallery
The coffin fair
Art Anglais, Hotel Anglais, Stockholm
The factory, Bästekille, Skåne
Antique fair, Älvsjö
Edsvik Art Gallery in Sollentuna
Affordable Art, Stockholm

OTHER

1990 Mats Åkerman started Bruket's painting school. It is located in the archipelago village of Bruket on southwestern Blidö in the Stockholm archipelago. The teaching concentrates above all on the unique form of landscape painting that the nature of the archipelago offers. Most of the activities are conducted outside, but when the weather permits, our teaching room is available.