Jörgen Axelvall's "KÄR / LEK" Photo Exhibit in Tokyo

April 10, 2018 3:00 PM

For Jörgen Axelvall, photography is a language. After living in Sweden, working in New York for 15 years, and then relocating to Japan, an affinity for language is an essential part of his identity. Perhaps it is due to this phenomenon that the artist relates his work to an intimate conversation. Known for his synesthetic style and compelling variety of subjects, his work is as diverse as his own life. In each frame, he aims to capture beauty in the moment and at its source. In his latest solo exhibition entitled "KÄR / LEK," Axelvall sheds a dreamy light on the many nuances of what we love. Be it a body in motion, the expression on a face, or within the wilted petals of a flower. The name of the show itself, a Swedish word meaning both love and play, pays homage to the difference a change in perspective can have on our interpretation of what love means. “The camera allows me to have a conversation without words,” Axelvall says, “to gaze into somebody’s mind and soul.” Transient beauty in fleeting moments are the images he has always been fluent in, and in his latest work it is clearly the focus of each rich and romantic scene. 

 

Visit the KÄR / LEK Exhibition at the Ken Nakahashi Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo from April 10 - May 5, 2018. An opening reception will be held on April 13, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. 

 

WRITTEN BY AUDREY ROSE

PHOTO CREDIT: JÖRGEN AXELVALL

 

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