AXEL CRIEGER

Introducing the American-German artist and photographer

“World-class - things which we never knew that we have always wanted.” - Vogue

Born in Munich, Germany in 1955, Crieger studied visual communication. Accomplished in both artisan and technical skills including drawing, photography and design, he built a career as a photographer, designer and Creative Director for such prestigious clients as BMW and Daimler, Levi’s and Time Warner. One of his most memorable projects was collaborating on a book of film noir style photography, American Nights, with Academy Award winning writer Michael Blake.

His sophisticated and opulent images can be found in a number of private and public collections around the world including the Miller Collection in Los Angeles, Paradise City in Seoul, Ernst & Young in London and KMP in Singapore. He has also garnered attention from publications including Vogue, Entertainment Weekly and Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine.

Madame Butterfly

Diasec C-Type Print on Dibond Plexi
Edition of 49, 34 x 41”, £3,500
Edition of 12, 47 x 62”, £7,500

Pulp Fiction

Diasec C-Type Print on Dibond Plexi
Edition of 49, 34 x 41”, £3,500
Edition of 12, 47 x 62”, £7,500

Suicide Blonde

Diasec C-Type Print on Dibond Plexi
Edition of 49, 34 x 41”, £3,500
Edition of 12, 47 x 62”, £7,500

His latest collection is inspired by some of the luxury brands that he has worked with over the years, particularly one of the most iconic and beautiful; the classic Chanel No.5 bottle designed over 100 years ago by Coco Chanel herself. Taking the bottle as his starting point, Crieger follows in the footsteps of Andy Warhol and adds to the myth surrounding this timeless brand. Each glossy and glamorous interpretation places the bottle at the heart of a story we can all recognise and offers a surreal slant on the cultural landscape.

Palm Springs

Diasec C-Type Print on Dibond Plexi
Edition of 49, 34 x 41”, £3,500
Edition of 12, 47 x 62”, £7,500

American-German artist and photographer Axel Crieger brings together a range of elements and ideas to create singular theatrical images, each with its own unique overtones of decadence, danger or desire. His work is by turns thought-provoking and amusing with its unexpected juxtapositions creating a curious and compelling narrative – what Entertainment Weekly (New York) described as ‘the grammar of glamour.'

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