Axel Void is the artist pseudonym name of Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs. Mevs grew up in Miami, where he makes his home today. He studied classical painting in Spain and has been involved in graffiti culture since the mid-1990s.
Today, he creates large-scale murals can that explore narrative and place. They can be found throughout the world in cities such as Berlin, Miami, Mexico City, Palermo, Brooklyn, Athens and Barcelona.
Mevs will create a site-specific mural in Boise and an installation in the Ming Studio during this trip, Nov. 14-21. He and Ming founder Jason Morales are currently seeking the site for the Boise mural. Mevs has another visit to Boise in 2015 to explore other mural possibilities, Morales says.
“He would love to find an abandoned house to use as a canvas,” Morales says. “Then he can draw on that history as his narrative.”
The Ming art center and residency at 6th and Myrtle streets opened this past May with the work of German artist Uli Westphal’s “Cornucipia,” a digital photography and sculpture exhibit that explored ideas around biodiversity and industrial food culture’s impact on how we eat.
The mission of the residency is to bring international artists to Boise to interact with the local arts community.
Void will be at a reception at Ming from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 21. There will be other events at the center that are still in the works, Morales says.