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

Artist’s 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.

Awards and recognitions

2019 Aquisition by Musée Massey, Tarbes, France
2017 Artist of the Day, Saatchi Art
2017 Jury selection Krabbé Zoekt Picasso art contest, Krabbé Zoekt Picasso
2017 Featured in Painting of the Week, Saatchi Art

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
2016 Alchemist at Alchemist store, Utrecht - Group
2016 Screening short documentary ‘Le Weekend’ at Theater t’Pand, Gorichem
Afghanistan

Worked in

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

‘Propaganda’

De pil hielp alleen de fantoompijn te verdoven op de plek waar ooit het leven zat waarin ik gelukkig was, of in ieder geval dacht te kunnen worden. Mijn gedachten razen, maar mijn lichaam ligt roerloos op het onopgemaakte bed. Het is snel donker geworden. Het wordt in de winter altijd snel donker. De maan weerkaatst zonnestralen van een dag die ooit was over de kale muren van mijn hotelkamer.Ik denk aan het moment dat het allemaal anders werd. Het moment dat alles een onomkeerbare wending nam. Geluk was toen een streven, maar toen ik het eenmaal had verworven werd het me snel duidelijk dat ik het nu alleen nog kon verliezen.'

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