Image by Mia Thom Photography
Alexia Vogel (b.1991) is South African, Cape Town and Berlin based painter who graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2013. Her process driven practice thrives on the exploration of paint and colour. Vogel relies on instinctual and spontaneous mark-making as well as the organic fall and drip of paint on the work’s surface.
Drifting between abstraction and figuration, Vogel plays within the realm of the landscape; creating dreamy, lush scapes of foliage while slipping into unknown spaces of uncontained flurries.
Vogel is interested in the notion of immersion and getting lost or enveloped in a thought or feeling. Her works aim to take hold of the viewer and invite them into a space that is of void of time and location, allowing them to create their own associations and imaginative experiences.
Alexia Vogel has had four solo exhibitions with Barnard in Cape Town and has participated in various group shows and international and South African Art Fairs. In 2016, Vogel had a solo presentation, ‘Yonder’ with M Contemporary in Sydney.
In 2018, she was invited to her first residency with SAFFCA (Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art) where she spent 2.5 months painting in the historical village of Saint Émilion in France.
Vogel was meant to partake in her second residency in 2020 at MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory) in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan. The course has since been deferred to 2022.
Vogel is represented by Barnard (South Africa) and OTOMYS Contemporary (Australia).