When eight-year-old Akiane Kramarik painted the face of Jesus from her recurring heavenly visions, she never expected the painting to become a world-renowned masterpiece or for it to be stolen. Now, Prince of Peace, considered one of the most recognized faces of Jesus across the world, hangs on the wall in Belóved Gallery after nearly two decades of being hidden away. The extraordinary story of the painting's creation, disappearance, and miraculous recovery is the heartbeat of Belóved Gallery’s premier exhibition, Akiane: The Early Years.
A remarkable collection spotlighting thirteen of Akiane’s original childhood paintings, Akiane: The Early Years, allows in-person viewings of Prince of Peace for the first time since its creation. Among the collection are works such as Dreams and The Missing Years, also reimagined from Akiane’s visions of heaven, and Turquoise Eyes, Akiane’s eleven year old self-portrait. The Lost & Found Timeline details the story of Prince of Peace and includes Akiane’s childhood photographs. Selected poems written by Akiane before the age of sixteen cover the walls. Akiane: A Portrait of the Artist, the exclusive short film that plays in Belóved Gallery’s media room, follows Akiane’s journey through poverty, childhood fame, and tragic loss to becoming the master artist she is today. Belóved Gallery seeks to amplify Akiane’s message of unwavering faith, unconditional love, and eternal life through this unique exhibition, opening a doorway of hope for all.
Internationally recognized fine artist, poet, best-selling author, philanthropist, filmmaker, entrepreneur, visionary, and art ambassador, Akiane Kramarik is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile living artists. A former child prodigy, she is considered by many art experts as the youngest binary genius in both realistic art and poetry. Her portraits of Jesus remain the most recognized face of Jesus across the world today. Kramarik’s creations have been exhibited in art galleries, museums, embassies, and private institutions, as well as collected by world leaders, CEO’s and celebrities. She has traveled to over 33 countries, lived in eight states, seven countries, and on four continents.
Akiane’s practice has diversified across a myriad of genres, styles, and mediums – ranging from hyperreal large-scale acrylic or oil compositions to more fluid, almost abstract works that include glass and gold. Drawing inspiration from her travels, meditations, dreams, visions, and serendipitous encounters, her mission is to make the invisible accessible through poetic visual language. She spreads messages of peace and hope through creating art that has an authentic healing energy. Akiane imbues her works with intricate and multifaceted symbolism. Landscapes, portraits, and stories are transcendent metaphors purposefully left unrestricted by any space or time.
Akiane considers herself an explorer and a steadfast interpreter of diverse epochs, cultures, faiths, and worlds. It is common to find a number of her originals displaying superimposed messages, hidden stories, encrypted codes, and quantum holograms especially in soulscapes - mystic landscapes of the soul and visionary interpretations of the soul’s journey through life.
Above all, the artist attributes her talent and success to her solid family support, home education, diligent work ethics, perseverance, and unique cultural and spiritual influences.
Experience the exhibit, Akiane: The Early Years, as a time-capsule, extracted from her life at the turn of the 21st Century.MAKE A RESERVATION
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