After a scientific curriculum, Axel Roy
turned to the arts and studied at the Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and in Hangzhou and
Shanghai, China, where he lived for two years. When he returned, he
participated in several exhibitions in France, China, and the Netherlands,
where he now lives. In May 2021, he was one of the finalists of the Pierre
David-Weill/Institut de France-Académie des Beaux-Arts Prize and the Royal
Award for Modern Painting in the Netherlands. At that time, two of his large
paintings were displayed at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for a few months.
The observation of and reflection on human
fluxes in public spaces, the relationship to the urban space, and,
paradoxically, the void are some of the subjects Axel Roy explores in his
drawings, paintings, and performances.