He is one of the top influential artists of this era, but I prefer to call him a creative genius. Axel Pahlavi’s textures, movement, balance, contrast, proportion, and frighteningly real subjects do not fit in any precept. All I see in his work is endless depth. He turns all of our sensory perceptions inside out and accentuates his character’s personal and subjective emotional intelligence. I feel the constrained coevality of mind and body on which living beings depend. Axel beautifully expresses freedom, authenticity, and our fate in this infinitesimal age.
Born 1975 in Tehran, Iran. Axel lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels at the Hochschule der Kunste, with work which has spawned over decades.
For more of Axel’s work: https://darb44.com/album/axel-pahlavi/