Come Scream with Me.
THE APL VIDEO MONTAGE COLLAGE
(2017 - Present)
Music Performance Sessions by the Artist.
Vocals. Keytar. Keyboard. Piano. Tambourine. Drums.
Keytar Powered Synth Rock From Andrews Art World.
A painting was created on the artist's easel, the floor and while in motion. Performance included, the artist, while holding a rose in hand, enacting a death pose on stage. Use of his palette as a mask & symbolic object. A pair of artist eyes. And collaborating with a DJ. A Feature of the Live Drum & Bass Event at Propoganda in Lake Worth, FL.
Paintings From APL
[Nocturnal Journal] Dark MasQuerade
Stay Warm By The Fire, With Me, My Love...
Ocean Alt. Version
Chill With Synth Chords For An Alt Ocean.
COMING SUMMER 2021
PROMO VIDEO: ALL 3
Keytar Shredder 1
Keytar Shredder 2
3 Hour Window :
So How Ya' Doin'?
See Blog Post
2016 SVA Summer Residency Open Studio Exhibition
The School of Visual Arts - Chelsea, NY - 7.8.16
An Immersive Video Experience
By Artist Andrew Ackerman
Andrew Ackerman is a Multi-Media Artist creating paintings, songs, poetry, performances, video and immersive experiences. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ackerman is currently based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He received his B.F.A in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
In 2010, Ackerman was honored with The Juror’s Award in Gallimaufry, The FAU Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In 2012, he showcased his work in Meet The Artist, a one man exhibition at The Claridge Hotel in Miami Beach. In 2015, Ackerman was honored with the People’s Choice Award in Portals,The Broward Art Guild’s Juried Exhibition.
In 2016, Ackerman completed a residency at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. For The SVA Summer Residency Exhibition, he created an immersive experience, Changeling Faces, incorporating painting, music, installation and performance.
In 2021, From The Dark To the Light: An Immersive Video Experience was featured in the group exhibition, A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, at The FlatIron Project Space in New York City.
Ackerman's current work includes music, performance and video.
These varietal works are an intermix of edgy rock aesthetics and spiritual reflection.
Ackerman’s paintings deal with themes of social identity, alienation, equanimity and spiritual reflection. Sociopolitical messages and personal attitudes are conveyed through a fusion of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism and calligraphic inspired elements. A race of alien beings are depicted in his work along with an alien language, called Ackerman code, which is an intermix of numbers, words and symbols. See his Alien Love Series.
Working primarily in acrylics, Ackerman establishes the backgrounds of his paintings in black and white, which represent the boundaries which exist between society and the Individual. Brightly painted figures in the foreground symbolize values of personal freedom and expression. The white and black labels float through these environments as reminders of social adherence and personal preference. His paintings become a process of breaking through barriers, solving issues and creating balance and harmony.
Ackerman crafts his brand of rock music, employing hard edged raspy vocals and luxurious glam-infused vocals. His ambient electronic soundscapes represent the alternate domain of his musical repertoire. Each piece is an invitation into an immersive experience. Place a pair of headphones upon your head for full immersion and the journey begins.
Ackerman’s narrative driven performances with spoken word and sound.
The transmission is through video and live performance. The work also becomes an integral part of his immersive experiences.
Ackerman’s immersive experiences are the integration of the different facets of his work. Utilizing painting, sound, video, performance and installation, he transforms a space into an alien world. Here, he explores the connection between artist and audience. As he guides his audience through his world, dissolving boundaries along the way, they become experiencers and eventually participants in the unfolding events of the piece.
Ackerman's work becomes a conduit for the experimentation of new ideas, the integration of different media forms and the expansion of his continually evolving art practice.