Axelle Kieffer

An incredibly varied, talented artist

On Art and Aesthetics

Born and raised in France, Axelle Kieffer – currently based in Savannah, Georgia, US – is dedicated to depicting the experience of trauma, the complexity of the human anatomy and the mysteriousness of nature. The University of Strasbourg alumna – who mainly works through paintings, drawings and collages – was able to develop an artistic consciousness early as a child due to the influence of her painter grandfather. As of now, Axelle has exhibited her work in Europe and the US. Her work can be found in private collections in France, Belgium, Britain, in New York City and Los Angeles.

She admires the output of Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Max Ernst, Vladimir Veličković, Laurence Demaison and Marina Abramovic. Several literary and cinematic figures also are a big source of inspiration – Dostoevsky, Henry Miller, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock.

Many of Axelle’s works are raw and formless and foggy, even frightening. “Trauma wreaks havoc in the soul and in the body,”…

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