Episode 12\\ A Conversation with Artist, Axel Void
Guest\\ Axel Void
Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in Miami in 1986 to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. He was raised in Spain from the age of three, where he was strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Axel Void has been in contact with graffiti writing since 1999. He studied Fine Arts in Cádiz, Granada, and Sevilla, and based himself in Berlin until moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.
Axel is a multimedia artist driven by a passionate interest in the art of storytelling. Inspired by truth in all its forms. Whether exploring the visceral realness of an uncomfortable reality, or the hazy delight of nostalgia, each work documents sincerity, presented with an almost journalistic intrigue. Axels area of interest lies in the untold stories of ordinary people, everyday moments without facade or flair. Inherently familiar, through his stories we experience our social constructs, our families, our fears and triumphs; his characters ascend to metaphors for the human condition; mourned or celebrated through our collective memory. Read more...
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