BC Gallery is pleased to present „Sehnsucht“, a series of paintings and videos by Miami based artist Axel Void. The opening reception will be on Thursday, July 16th, from 6 – 10 pm, the exhibition is open to the public for viewing through September 26th.
Thursday, 16th July, 6 – 10 pm
Artist is present.
16th July – 26th September
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
About the Show
„Sehnsucht“ is a series of paintings and videos based on mundanity. It talks about the pursuit of purpose in our every day life. After the Second World War, a current called Absurdism emerged based on the absence of an inherent meaning. While during war that meaning seemed obvious, after the war this feeling of numbness arrived, where there seemed to be no clear direction. This show gives emphasis to that confusion and state of wellbeing within our basic necessities, and longing for something else.
About the Artist
Born in 1986 in Miami, Axel Void grew up in Spain after his parents decided to move to Europe when he was just three years old. Strongly influenced by classical paintings and drawing, he already made contact with the graffiti scene at the early age of 13. In the following years he studied at Contemporary Art institutions and Fine Art schools in Cádiz, Granada and Sevilla, where he remained active until he moved to Germany in 2010. For three years he resided in Berlin before deciding to change his environment again and move to the city of his birth Miami where he currently resides. His work can only be classified with difficulty. He moves between all kinds of different media such as mural, installation, oil and acrylic painting, audio and video recording and drawing which display his radical vision. Unpleasant, psychological and social issues that are yet many times interrupted by ironic statements, dominate the content of Axel Void’s work. It is in this mirror to society that he reminds us of how fleeting time is and the importance of remembering.