Influenced heavily by childhood fairy tales, psychedelia, and the occult; inspired by Dr. Seuss, Walt Disney, donuts, and astrophysics. Axelrod is known for his unique use of the spectacle and aesthetic choices. A practitioner of vast disciplines including painting, installation, performance, sculpture and video art – Axelrod’s work has been displayed internationally in galleries, museums and public spaces in cities across the globe.

In 2014, Myspace created a National televised ad campaign around Axelrod’s prolific “Melting Rainbows” performance, which aired for a year on MTV.

In 2016 he was honored with a survey exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park and The Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House in conjunction with the city of Los Angeles. Marking the first time in its history a single artist has ever done so.

Axelrod’s collaborative practice have included projects for Walt Disney, Swarovski, Apple, KCRW, The Tonight Show, Myspace, Coachella, Refinery29 (29Rooms), Smirnoff, Roche Bobois, Baxter of California, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Featured in publications including The Washington Post, Flaunt, LA Weekly, Creators Project and the New York Times. A CalArts graduate, Axelrod currently lives and works in Los Angeles, the city where he was born and raised.

 


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