Do you have an artist whose work you never get tired of? I do, and his name is Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs aka Axel Void.
This time in Ostend, Belgium for the second edition of the always amazing The Crystal Ship street art festival, Axel Void created “Leven” (Life), a haunting mural featuring the image of to women embracing each other.
As usual, Axel spend some time meeting the residents of the large social housing building this new mural was painted on. It was during these visits that he met an elderly lady who happens to live alone in the same building he was intended to paint on. Among other things, the woman showed him a photograph that later became a reference for the mural. The aged photograph captured a scene where she says goodbye to her godmother many years ago.
Axel Void’s Life series, whether it is easel painting or murals, depict images and moments intended to highlight the importance of everyday life and how even small moments are of great meaning that transcend time and space. They talk about interaction and coexistence. Certainly a great gift to the neighbours and the community as a whole.
Images by Sasha Bogojev for Streetartnews
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.