AXEL VOID FOR URBAN NATION ONE WALL PROJECT

Axel Void brought the Urban Art summer to Kreuzberg with his façade-size mural. His works are like canvass paintings and are inspired by Void’s numerous travels and the people he meets in life.

The street artist, who hails from Miami, spent the last few days working in Bergfried Strasse 11. His work portrays the upper body of a man beneath a Latin inscription in white lettering, reading “Homo Homini Lupus”, or “Man is a Wolf to Man” from the comedy Asinaria by the Roman writer Titus Maccius Plautus. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes also drew on the proverb for his work on statecraft, “Leviathan”, to describe man’s striving for power. Void’s mural was realized in conjunction with the URBAN NATION One Wall project.

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