Belgian, born 1978.
Phil Akashi is a nomadic artist known for his conceptual and cross-cultural experiments with language, materiality and aesthetics. Phil Akashi works explore, challenge and engage questions relating to the notions of democracy, power, resistance, and cultural identity. As a vibrant player in the East/West dialogue, his works are critics, sometimes anti-establishment, confrontational, and, at the same time, peaceful and meditative. Self-proclaimed the Alchemist of language, Phil Akashi carved out a unique visual language often combining the use of traditional crafts with techniques of the abstract expressionism and street art movements.