Axel Void is still in India where he just finished this, as usual, haunting mural at the Azadpur Market in Delhi.
The new mural, titled जिं द गी (Life), is part of the artists renowned “Mediocre” series that expose different aspects of the everyday life. Each work becomes a complementary part of a larger concept, while also retaining it’s individual reading in which various themes are examined according to the context they are created in.
This particular piece is explained by the artist as follows:
‘This piece is part of the “Mediocre” series. It’s painted in the Azadpur fruit and vegetable market. Considered to be the biggest market in Asia, it is a tumultuous area with a mix of the humming from beeping cars from the main road, the overhead metro line above it, the people from the Azadpur Mosque right next to it, a family of monkeys that would come to visit me every asides from the goats, chicken, pigs and cows that lived there, and the vendors and buyers from the street.
The wall is painted over the Delhi Cold Storage and next to the Azadpur Mosque. It depicts my interpretation of a still life, one of the most recurred themes in the history of classical painting.
This piece talks about the life in the market.’ – Axel Void
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