Events in nature
Kristoffer Axén’s pictures –both the staged and the document– are brought through a detailed post-production process where a tonality of thick shadows and selected highlights interweaves with an almost monochromatic color palette leaning towards the blue.
Furthermore certain objects and, at times, complete backgrounds are removed or rearranged to create a space where figures (made anonymous) float in a world extracted from any specifics.
Instead a mood of hushed apprehension is depicted and investigated, where the tension of the unknown becomes the main character.
About the artist
Kristoffer Axen was born in 1984 in Stockholm. He studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York between 2008 and 2009. He had his first solo-show in March 2013 at Munch Gallery in New York and his second solo-show in May 2014 at Galerie Pi in Copenhagen.