Young artist Mikail Akar is making waves in the art world at the tender age of just 10 years old. The tween creator already is a bona fide painter with works found worldwide and showcased in numerous exhibitions around the globe. His colorful work appeals to lovers of contemporary art as the prodigy draws his inspiration from historical figures including Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gerhard Richter.
Mikail’s art exhibition “UNBELIEVABLE” will be on display at the Modus10 – Rolf Benz Flagship Store in SoHo from March 31st – May 31st, 2023.
Mikail’s paintings are collected internationally among art collectors and celebrities alike. Already making a significant mark on the international press circuit he has appeared on Fox News, BBC News, New York Post, ProSieben, and RTL.
Born in 2012 in Cologne, his career began relatively carefree. For his fourth birthday, his parents gave him a small canvas and finger paints simply because they didn’t want to buy Legos or toy cars again. Mikail began his prolific artistic journey at this exact moment and paints today at his Studio in Cologne, Germany.
His talents were seen in his first painting and his parents fully encouraged him to continue his work. Watching YouTube videos together with Mikail he learned certain painting techniques and soon the little artist began to paint nonstop. His introduction into the art world launched shortly after with adult artists wanting to preview his work more and more.
Mikail has already created several exhibitions in many cities in Germany: Cologne, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich, where international art collectors soon became aware of the young artist. This led to other shows in Vienna, Zurich, Istanbul, and New York City.
Since last year’s solo exhibition at The Highline Gallery in New York City in April 2022, Mikail’s art has been presented at further art exhibitions including;
The Munich Art Fair, ArtMuc, Germany (May 2022) – https://bit.ly/3TlGT3U
ArtArchCologne Exhibit, Germany (December 2022) – https://bit.ly/3JlxcxK
Ernst Fuchs Museum, Vienna, Austria (December 2022) – https://bit.ly/3JmnWsW
Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg Exhibit, Germany (February 2023 – May 2023) – https://bit.ly/3Fr10HQ
Forthcoming Exhibitions in New York City include:
Solo Exhibition at Modus10 – Rolf Benz Flagship Store, SoHo (March, 31 – May, 31 2023)
ArtExpo New York Fine Art Fair – Booth S404, Pier 36 (March 30, – April 2, 2023)
As a visual artist, Mikail does not want to limit himself to canvases. He recently painted a wreckage part of the Airbus 310, which was exhibited in Cologne/Bonn Airport, at his own studio in Cologne where he regularly paints, and will be shown in other international airports in the future.
Other projects which Mikail is currently working on include painting a series of three classic cars which will be going on a roadshow in the near future in addition to a 165 ft. (50 meters) long canvas painting on a secret project – watch this space for details.
The young artist also has a philanthropic side and has gained notable attention with his work being auctioned for good causes such as the “Art Helps to Give” campaign. One of his most recent collaborations has been with the mineral water brand, Gerolsteiner with the Mikail Akar Artist Edition, where Mikail’s art was printed on over 17 million water bottles. Additionally, the painter has also launched charity events in Turkey to help local people during the earthquake in 2020 with the Civil Protection Authority AFAD. He has also painted numerous times together with German celebrities such as the Höhner, Laith Al-Deen, Manuel Neuer, and Peter Maffay and has appeared on the German TV show “Klein Gegen Gross” moderated by Kai Pflaume.
Despite his adventures as a creative artist, Mikail has remained a normal child, going to school in Cologne, and is fully supported by his parents and two siblings.
For more information, please visit https://mikailakar.de/
(Photo Credits: MA Photography)