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 Axel’s compositions are presented with an almost journalistic intrigue. With a focus on people as part of a global community he explores the cultural and social structures which regulate our interactions and habits. The ordinary is elevated through his passionate reimagining, and whether disturbing or whimsical all compositions exist in search of a journalistic journey towards truth. Through paint, photography, sculpture and video installation, Axel's characters ascend to metaphors for the human condition; mourned or celebrated as they are contextualized through our collective memory.