Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in Miami in 1986 to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. He was raised in Spain from the age of three, where he was strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Axel Void has been in contact with graffiti writing since 1999. He studied Fine Arts in Cádiz, Granada, and Sevilla, and based himself in Berlin until moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.
This piece is part of the “Mediocre” series. Its painted on Chamberclerc, a social housing residence located in the center of Montreal. Chamberclerc provides housing to people with mental illnesses that have a history with homelessness and drug abuse. The image represented is a portrait of Adrian, one of the tenants who was living there before the house was became a social housing. This mural is a tribute to their community. It aims to learn about their daily lives and empathize with their past experiences and environment.
Personne means nobody in French, but also means somebody depending on how its used.