Evelyne Axell, “Le Joli Mois de Mai,” 1970.
Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende.
VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2011.
Der Kunstverein, since 1817
Evelyne Axell (1935–1972), a key figure in Belgian pop art, is among the artists whose work is just emerging from the shadow cast by male pop heroes for reassessment. She experimented with various contemporary materials, combining plexiglas with enamel, with synthetic fur, foils, etc. to create substantively and visually seductive pictures. Her unusual material aesthetics combines mass-produced materials previously in advertising and industry rather than in the arts, which to some extent required considerable manual crafting.
// From our friends at E-Flux