Axel Void was born in Miami in 1986 to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father, and was raised in Spain from the age of three, where he was strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. At the age of 13, he moved into the exploration of graffiti, then going on to study fine arts in Cádiz, Granada, and Sevilla while basing himself in Berlin, until finally moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.
For Moniker, Axel looks back to the 2nd Century Roman poet Juvenal, who referred to food and entertainment as a means of public distraction from political discourse, keeping the masses amused and thus the ruler in power.
Axel revives this ideology to discuss the use of these same principles in today’s political climate through a satirical series focusing on critical sociological issues.
He proposes an alternative formula, suggesting a version of honest politics; removing the veil to show plainly without subversion the intent and the consequences for issues plaguing our time.
Artwork by Axel Void