Alexander Koning

'Beauty and Her Guilty Form of Innocence'

Material: Mixed media on Canvas
Size: 100 cm x 140 cm cm

She, She carries around a funny soul with sorrows made of feathers and happiness floating like paper balloons on summer breezes. Me, I like to fill happiness with unbearable weight and drowning in rivers of self-distilled melancholy. Our encounters trigger alchemy. Our nights, unity. Our days, duality. Our dreams, infinity.
Alexander Koning France, 1978. Cameraman, filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Amsterdam / The Netherlands. 'As a television cameraman, I probably filmed some 400 reports in over 50 countries during the past twenty years. I covered anything from natural disasters, warzones and diseases to political events, music videos and short documentaries. Through these travels, I was privileged to obtain a unique and very personal look into humanity and our global society. I was able to witness up close what most of us will only learn about through media. Back in my studio, I transferred the Stories I encountered on my journeys into something more lasting than television: Writing & Painting.' 'As an artist, I think you should be an activist: an esthetic journalist, a philosopher, a wanderer. Art, to me, is a tool to investigate ourselves, our ways of life, our community's, our connection to the things in life our minds cannot explain. Art is a search for meaning, an ongoing quest in which we should never want to look for answers but rather keep questioning what we believe to be true and rational so we can keep the magic of our imagination and the playfulness of our souls alive.'


  • Publiek ronde from 29-09-2021 00:00 till 30-11-2021 22:00
  • Jury ronde from 30-09-2021 00:00 till 31-10-2021 23:00

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