He is one of the top influential artists of this era, but I prefer to call him a creative genius. Axel Pahlavi's textures, movement, balance, contrast, proportion, and freightingly real subjects do not fit in any precept. All I see in his work is endless depth. He turns all of our sensory perceptions inside out and accentuates his character’s personal and subjective emotional intelligence. I feel the constrained coevality of mind and body on which living beings depend. Axel beautifully expresses freedom, authenticity, and our fate in this infinitesimal age.
Words by Neda Nickzad