About me

Prof. Axel Venn - color - art - design - system - aesthetics

Colors have always inspired and fascinated me. They became my life’s work, my elixir of life. Color plays with us, it creates beguiling illusions, sometimes as delicate poetry, sometimes riotous and martial. Each color nuance possesses an inherent charisma that has an individual effect on the viewer. Colors and shapes have their own independent emotional and collective content. My works offer narratives that appeal to everyone in a different way in your particularity. For each of my paintings, I create a fifteen-line poem that addresses the question, “What made me do it?”

Many of my paintings and works are based on color research findings based on deciphering foreground and background appeals of individual tones and colorings. The ability of colorations to communicate is equal to verbal messages. The medium- to large-scale works feed on a multitude of ideas: Utopias, reveries, but also from reality. Detached from enclosing limitations and narrowness, they become part of the space. My paintings should not only appeal to the current generation, but also inspire generations to come.