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    Fredrik Akum: Selected works

Art: Embrace the heatwave and come lose yourself in Fredrik Åkum's hazy summer portfolio

Posted by James Cartwright,

Right now we’d be lying to you if we said we were feeling the summer vibes in the studio. We’re really not (plus we hate the word “vibes”). We love the sunshine strolls and the afternoon ice creams but we’re not too enamoured with the torrentially sweaty backs and musky body odours that have become more prevalent here of late. Sorry if that’s a buzz kill but that’s just how we’re feeling – we’d really rather just be outdoors. One guy who’s taking our mind off that at the moment however is artist Fredrik Åkum, a Swedish painter and photographer whose work is overflowing with a sunny disposition.

Fredrik’s work is littered with the paraphernalia of childhood holiday adventures, all tropical plants, wistful silhouettes and hazy palettes. It’s like a scene from Swallows and Amazons had the book been set off the coast of San Francisco. So while we’re peeved to be trapped indoors mid-July we’re thankful that it’s enabled us to discover Fredrik and his magnificent portfolio.

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    Fredrik Åkum: Not My Hoop

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    Fredrik Åkum: Ode To The Loss

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    Fredrik Åkum: Plants

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    Fredrik Åkum: Flags

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    Fredrik Åkum: Anna-Lotta And Found Leaf

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    Fredrik Åkum: Stolen Plant

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    Fredrik Åkum: Our Island

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.