Axel Balazsi (b. 1993, Sweden) graduates from Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art this summer (2019), having studied BA Fine Art at the Wimbledon College of Arts, graduating with First Class Honours in 2017.
Axel Balazsi is a contemporary artist. His work creates abstract narratives and issues related to sculpture, design and the art context. The work creates a narrative of how form follows function up to a point, and then the objects deviates from the function. Through picking peculiar everyday objects the artist reconceptualises their identity. The works reflect over how we transfer ideas into a material world. It becomes a game of seducing the viewer into deceiving distorted ideas. By doing this, the works create a form of riddle for the viewer, where the answer is not the obvious but yet is present within the work.
“In my work I am interested in how an object can be “unlocked” or set out for order – where the object is revealing all of its dimensions at the same time; its functionality, its information, its preconceptions, its construction and design. “ – Axel Balazsi
The artist has always been interested in how an object travels between these different contexts: from when it is produced, to when it is being sold in a store, to finally end up in your home and becomes a part of your everyday life.