Axel Balazsi (b. 1993, Sweden) graduated from Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art in 2019, having studied and graduated in 2017 from the BA Fine Art Painting at the Wimbledon College of Arts.

Axel Balazsi is a contemporary artist. His work creates abstract narratives and issues related to sculpture, design and the art context. The work creates a narrative of how form follows function up to a point, and then the objects deviates from the function. Through picking peculiar everyday objects the artist reconceptualises their identity. The works reflect over how we transfer ideas into a material world. It becomes a game of seducing the viewer into deceiving distorted ideas. By doing this, the works create a form of riddle for the viewer, where the answer is not the obvious but yet is present within the work.

“In my work I am interested in how an object can be “unlocked” or set out for order – where the object is revealing all of its dimensions at the same time; its functionality, its information, its preconceptions, its construction and design. “ – Axel Balazsi

The artist has always been interested in how an object travels between these different contexts: from when it is produced, to when it is being sold in a store, to finally end up in your home and becomes a part of your everyday life.

curriculum vitae


MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths College 2017-2019
BA Fine Art Wimbledon College of Arts 2014-2017


2020 – Radical Residency V – Unit 1 Gallery Workshop (London, UK)
2020 – COTOPLACISMO – Cerquone Projects (Madrid, Spain)
2019 – Las Chicas (D’Avignon) – Lundgren Gallery (Mallorca, Spain)
2019 – Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show (London, UK)
2018 – Goldsmiths MFA Interim Show (London, UK)
2017 – Wimbledon BA Degree Show (London, UK)
2016 – 57 Finger Nails – Copeland Gallery (London, UK)


2020 – Unit 1 Gallery Workshop (London, UK) – RADICAL RESIDENCY V


2019 – Black Swan Art Prize (UK) – Nominee – SUPPORTED BY HAUSER & WIRTH SOMMERSET

artist talks:

2020 – Live Stream with Unit 1 Gallery Workshop (London, UK)
2019 – Espositivo Art Academy (Madrid, Spain)

2019 – 2019 issue Artpremium Generation Z – Launch at Art Basel Miami