France, 1978, videographer, filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Amsterdam.

Cum Laude graduate from the Academy of Monumental Arts - Maastricht – The Netherlands - 1998/2004 

ARTISTS STATEMENT:

 

My paintings portray the emotions of a generation having trouble finding a tangible form of hope. A generation that is losing grip on its future despite its wealth and historical lack of physical misery. A generation desperately trying to redefine its social, moral and intellectual values in times of high-speed internet, lingering economic disaster and environmental armageddon. 

The question I ask myself: 'How long will the status quo last? And what will we do to overcome the existential crises we face?' 

My work as a cameraman and documentary filmmaker keeps me plugged into the veins of our global society. Stories like the ones filmed during the Ebola crisis in Liberia, the Israel/Palestina conflict and refugee trafficking in Lybia, for example, have had a significant impact on how I perceive and make art.

Rather than to reflect on worldly topics from my studio, I have had the chance to meet presidents, beggars, soldiers and whores in person. The insights gained when shaking those peoples hands are reflected and examined in my work to see if I can capture their underlying humanity as well as the philosophical questions hidden behind the endeavours they face. 
 

Exhibitions:

2019

JUNE 2019 ‘Islam en Koning’ Gallery ‘Art of Stream’ Rotterdam - Duo

2019

MAY 2019 'Le Carmel Hors les Murs' at Le Carmel, Tarbes (FRANCE) - Museum Massey Tarbes acquired a painting. - Duo

 

2018

JULY / AUGUST 2018 at T’Huis aan de Amstel, Amsterdam - Solo

 

2017

Inspired by Picasso at Hilton Brussels City, Brussels, Belgium - Group

 

2017

Finalist ‘Krabbé looks for Picasso’ contest at VondelCS, Vondelpark, Amsterdam

‘Le Voyage’ has been selected out of 3000 participating works as one of the 25 finalists in a contest by a national TV show about Picasso.

 

2016

The Wandering Eye at Adam en Siam, Rokin, Amsterdam - Group

 

2016

Alexander Koning at Thirty5ive, Amsterdam - Solo

 

2013

Alchemist at Alchemist store, Utrecht - Group

 

2012

Screening short documentary ‘Le Weekend’ at Theater t’Pand, Gorichem

Awards and
recognitions:
 

2019

Acquisition by Musée Massey, Tarbes, France

2017

Artist of the Day, Saatchi Art

2017

Jury selection Krabbé Zoekt Picasso art contest, Krabbé Zoekt Picasso

2016

Featured in Painting of the Week, Saatchi Art

Collectors living in:
Worked in:
 

Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Cameroon, Libya, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Japan, Ethiopia, Syria, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, England, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece, United States, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Denmark, Iceland.

The Netherlands, France, Morocco and Norway.

Gaza Strip -2015
2010 - present
2010 - present
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