Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Mark Gisbourne.
Invoking the tradition of Velázquez, Goya and Manet, the young German painter Axel Geis takes faces and figures derived from cinema and sets them against seemingly unfinished backdrops, in accord with Baudelaire's "Painter of Modern Life": "to extract from fashion the poetry that resides in its historical envelope."
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Rudij Bergmann, Inge Herold.
In his oil paintings, Berlin-based Axel Geis focuses on human figures--be they solitary, paired or arranged in elaborate groups. He draws his motifs primarily from film, removing his models from their narrative context and liberating them from the roles originally assigned to them. Concentrating on recent works, this volume provides a first comprehensive survey.