Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Axel Void and L.E.O.

About Axel Void and L.E.O.

Based out of: Miami, Florida
Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in Miami in 1986 to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. Raised in Spain from age three, he was strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Axel studied fine arts in Cádiz, Granada, and Sevilla, and has been immersed in graffiti writing since 1999. He was based in Berlin before moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.
This powerful mural at 165 13th Street North faces west, across the street from the new St Pete police station.

Inspired by the turbulent news of nuclear tests and US threats of war during the 2017 SHINE Festival, Axel Void chose the turmoil of current events as his subject.

The mural is based on a juxtaposition of images, 23 feet high and 51 feet wide. In the background is his interpretation of a black and white photograph taken in Washington Square Park, where people get together once a year and have a pillow fight. The wall is mostly black, and full of motion – white and grey pillowcases caught in mid-throw, and mid-impact.

Along the top of the mural, you can just make out a band of trees and bushes in the park. Everything else in the frame is a sea of people in a frenzied pillow fight. Backs and shoulders, arms raised, but few recognizable faces – most faces are obscured by pillowcases flying, turned away from the camera and into the fray.

At the center of this black and white chaos, is a circle of sunrise colors. A gorgeous mountain range, in shades of purple against a peach-pink sky. And a narrow road, leading toward the mountains – running alongside a row of nuclear missiles, launching in a cloud of white-hot fire and steaming orange smoke.

The closest missile is very close to us, orange clouds of smoke rising more than half its height and the burned-out grass beside it glowing red. The missile beyond it is close enough that the fire is reflected deep red in the grass.

Axel Void says this wall is an attempt to understand human behavior and our relationship to power. From the power that technology and weapons allow us, to emotional or political power over others.

The mural was painted shortly after the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. In trying to understand that event, Axel Void explains that horrific acts of violence are considered ‘out of the ordinary.’ But he notes that random violence has become part of our natural behavior.

Axel Void, or Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs, was born in Miami to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. Raised in Spain from the age of three, he was deeply influenced by classical painting and drawing. Axel studied fine arts in Spain and is known for large-scale striking portraits and photo-realistic mural work around the world.

He collaborated on this mural with Reginald O’Neal, known as L.E.O.

James Bullough2022


Ben Johnston2022


Marina Capdevila2022


Reginald O'Neal 2022

Van Der Luc2022

Jeff Williams2022

Dream Weaver2022

Sydney Prusso2022

Ashley Cantero2022

Egypt Hagan2022



Nneka Jones2022

Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

Vitale Bros2022

Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021


Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021


Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021


Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020


Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020


Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019


Taylor White2019


Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019


Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018


Melanie Posner2018


J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018


Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018


Justin Wagher2018


Matthew Hoffman2018


Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017


Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017


Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016


Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016





Dasic Fernandez2016


Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015



Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015


Carrie Jadus2015


Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015


Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015

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