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'If you want to work on your art,

work on your life'

Alexander Koning

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

'As a television cameraman I probably filmed some 400 reports in over 50 countries during the past eighteen years. I covered anything from natural disasters, warzones and diseases to political events, music-videos and short documentaries.

These travels, I felt, gave me an interesting 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 home he found I was eager to transfer the Stories encountered into something more lasting than television: Painting.

Inspired by the expressionist movements of the early 20th century, the works by Albert Camus on the artist and his time, Sigmund Freud's ideas of the conscious versus the unconscious mind and contemporary heroes like Marlene Dumas and Jenny Saville, I try to combine the technical and esthetic aspects of painting with a documentation of our rapidly changing global identity.'

To have a closer look at his camerawork, visit Alexander Koning AV.

Libya

Iraq

Rocky Mountains Usa

Azarbaijan

Indonesia

Cuba

Greece

Uganda

Haïti

Slovenia

Gaza

Jerusalem

France

Holland

Congo

Indonesia

Uganda

Libya

Egypt

Gaza

Cameroon

Indonesia

Afghanistan

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