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Fine Art Story | 'Salima La Bien Aimée'

Fine Art Story | 'Salima La Bien Aimée'

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The Artwork 'Salima La Bien Aimée' (French for 'The Beloved Salima') is about a girl who has fled from Syria and has been able to adapt in an exemplary way in Europe. She dresses in the latest fashion, speaks the language and has studied. Yet she is sad about the part of her identity that she had to leave behind in her motherland, about the part of herself that she had to sacrifice for the sake of her safety.

'Salima La Bien Aimée' is part of the series 'Reconstruction of a Past Still to Come'.
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Solo Exhibition Amsterdam | 'Thuis aan de Amstel'

'Salima La Bien Aimée' was part of the Solo Exhibition at 'Thuis aan de Amstel';

"The work of Alexander Koning can be interpreted as a continuous travel report along inner paths and worldly problems. On the one hand, it is a translation of the impressions he gains during his profession as a cameraman in many global disaster areas and on the other hand a reflection on the repercussions existence has on his own consciousness. A search for genuine answers in which he does not hesitate to consider himself, and the society around him, critically."

It is safe to say the exhibition 'Strangers I Know' hosted by 'Thuis aan de Amstel' summer 2018 was a great success. After witnessing some frantic double biddings and long time aficionados rushing to collect their favourite work we closed the show with a remarkable number of 28 sold works.Fine Art Story

Exhibition Rokin Amsterdam

'Salima La Bien Aimée' was part of the Group Exhibition at 'Adam & Siam at the Rokin Amsterdam;


Original Artwork Collector

'We first met Alex in Samoreau France many years ago. He immediately struck us as a good and gentle soul. He has this intriguing underlying blend of restless traveler and artistic madness about him. Kind of like Ernest Hemingway meets Hunter S. Thompson. This, together with his kindness makes him very deep and interesting, and we are very thankful that he is our friend.

'Salima La Bien Aimée' was the first piece of art we encountered that Alex made. We were struck by her straight away and started dreaming about being able to have her in our new house. She has a calmness and wisdom within, behind layers of struggle and hardship. There’s a deep inner beauty in her. We think of Salima as our house goddess. She is placed in the house in a way that ensures we always can see her, and that way she always looks after us and keeps us safe. 

Stian Vågen Nilsen & Tori Ørvik | Musicians Norway
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'Salima la Bien Aimée'

'Salima la Bien Aimée'


Print Edition AVAILABLE | 5 Print + 10 NFT + 2 AP Limited Edition NFT ART AVAILABLE | Visit Rarible Original Artwork SOLD | 170 X 120 cm Shipping worldwide included Refund possible within 30 days Read the 'Story' behind the art. Read Collectors Testimonials' Created in… Read More

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'Salima La Bien Aimée' is still available as a High End Fine Art Reproduction. Please feel free to get in touch for more information regarding art made by Alexander.

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