The sculptural works of Axel Loytved (*1982, Bad Mergentheim, lives in Hamburg) are united by the artist's obvious interest in the "migration of form". Balls of paper handkerchiefs formed in trouser pockets serve him as models for small bronze sculptures, as do slushy snowballs. It is about the accidental or unavoidable change in conditions - from paper to papier-mâché, from slush to precious metal - and the question of how the preceding processes are reflected in the objects.
Loytved studied at the HBK Braunschweig until 2010 and worked as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Académie Maastricht from 2010 to 2011. In addition to his artistic work, Axel Loytved has helped run the Kunstverein St. Pauli since 2006. Loytved has been a professor at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel since 2022.
2022 - 2024 something new, something old, something desired, Hamburger Kunsthalle
Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg
Dorothea Schlueter Gallery, Hamburg
Braunschweig Art Association
Silberkuppe Gallery, Berlin
Deichtorhallen / Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund