Evelyne Axell | Méthodes POP
le Delta, Namur, Belgium | 21.9.2019–26.1.2020
Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty, Antony Donaldson, Niki de St. Phalle, Erró, Jane Graverol, Peter Phillips, Martial Raysse, Martha Rosler, Andy Warhol

Despite a brief career abruptly interrupted by a car accident, Evelyne Axell (Namur, 1935 - Zwijnaerde 1972), leaves an incredibly rich work.

The exhibition halls of the Delta are inaugurated with a major event that brings together paintings, preparatory drawings, collages and unpublished documents that testify to the artist's working methods.

They allow to explore his particular processes including his experiments with Plexiglas, Clartex, enamel paint for car or synthetic fur.

Inspired by her time, Axell draws her iconography from movies, women's magazines, and erotic magazines. By his style and his imagery, Axell fits into the spirit of Pop Art, while adopting an openly feminist position.

Like other iconic artists (Andy Warhol, Martial Raysse, Derek Boshier, Antony Donaldson, etc.), Axell was able to synthesize the upheavals of an era: liberation of women, advent of the consumer society, sexual revolution ... while establishing his own references.

Exclusive: this exhibition also reconstructs its archaeological museum of the twentieth century. Department: Age of Plastics. Imagined in 1970 by Axell for the Apollinaire Gallery (Milan), it had never seen the light of day because of the early death of the artist.