'Secret Life' is Kristoffer Axén's second exhibition with Domeij Gallery.
In this exhibition Kristoffer Axén's image-world expands to include new works on paper and paintings into his, otherwise exclusively, photographic oeuvre.
Tied together by his obsession with human isolation and loneliness - about an idea of an idyll attached to childhood, where a darkness surrounds the landscapes, the interiors and the often hidden or distorted faces. Where figures exists in a vacuum, sealed in their own worlds in a place between dream and reality.
The essential here is not with any specifics, like the ’who, where and what’, but the gravity lies with the suggestive atmosphere that veils Axén’s image-world - the underlying, the not-visible.
Moods of a constant search, where that which drives us is that which never allows for rest. Faces that looks for light, nature hard and silent, fear of sickness and loss, memory as comfort. A shared human condition anchored in the deeply personal.