n°204/ Axel Geis

January 2017

by Nathalie Azoulai

Born in 1970 in Germany, Axel Geis praises painting above all. Probably an admirer of Manet and Danish painter Hammershoi, he shows figures wearing obsessively white clothes that sometimes mix up with the white canvas or not. In an artistic field fueled with plastic installations and engineering works, Geis's stands for traditional painting gestures in Germany, just as Bruno Perramant does in France, and guess what, isn't there a weird affinity between those two?

 Axel Geis