Alexander Konning

T IS FOR TOLERANCE

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T IS FOR TOLERANCE

I do not paint what is popular; longing for popularity is a gentle illness of youth. It helps us grow, but we need to cure ourselves of it to flourish. 


Today I stopped the dialogue with the audience.

Hundreds of minds projecting their meaning onto the canvas that is in front of me are making me nervous and inaccurate.

I need to clear the fog.

I want to be alone here with them: my canvas, my paint, my brushes.

Listen to their silence and let them guide me.

Surrender.

Let them lead the dance.

Let them express what we all feel.

When respected and well understood,

they never lie.



 

ALEXANDER KONING
Director of Photography | Visual Artist



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