The MINI Interview with BIG Exclusive Artist: Fredrik Åkum

Workspace/Headspace/Tools. These three things are crucial for artists. Our environment has to be perfect for making work. The word perfect is subjective and means something entirely different to each person and is extremely personal. I know that I need a clean and organized house and studio for my mind to be open with starting a new project. Tell us a little bit about your workspace, headspace and tools.

Name: Fredrik Åkum
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

I work in a kind of order. To me it’s easier to work broad when the starting position (the studio) is structured. Whatever can, and will happen.

I have a space for painting, a stock-like corner where I store my panels and an office space with a relatively large bulletin board where I put up what seems important or interesting. When it comes to tools I always make sure that I have more than needed before I start to work. If I get interrupted because of a particular tool’s absence, I tend to lose focus and then I might as well go home.

Thanks Fredrik!

Fredrik Åkum Print 1

Fredrik Åkum Print 2

1 comment

1 Daughter EarthNo Gravatar { 12.20.11 at 7:43 pm }

So true! It’s so hard to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. I’m still trying to get my studio space just right. I’m getting closer! I agree it needs to be organized or I feel chaotic!

Beautiful work!

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