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Joseph Akel

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Berlin, Nov. 2011- Joseph Akel’s collages are visually streamlined but psychologically dense blends of vintage visuals. In his XXX series, the Auckland-born artist dynamically juxtaposed architectural lines with classic beefcake images. The sharp lines and sparse draftsmanship cool the works’ erotic frisson and alert attention to the models’ graceful bodies. This composite of erotic and intellectually stimulating iconography mirrors Akel’s diverse engagement with art, as a critic and practitioner.... [more]