The Soulbeast Collection 4th-17th of April, Cass Art Bristol
This is the largest collection of Axenia Raulet’s original work to date.
Collections of monsters - some cute, some terrifying, but all welcome inhabit the space in many guises. They all represent fragments of the self. The 13 giclée prints are created from analogue collages which are composed from reclaimed paper-ware and other materials. All materials are recycled and found, enhancing the sense of piecing together part of one’s Soul. Each work is a different attempt to give form to the formless, name to the nameless, colour to the invisible.
The elegance of these paper menuiseries is juxtaposed by the roughness of their unique frames. These were created especially for the exhibition and are made from discarded old- growth pine architraves taken from a 1920’s Cornish building. Their layered appearance complements the layering that is integral to collage and their reclaimed nature echoes the qualities of the mediums used as well as the philosophy of their creation.