Born in Stockholm, Sweden 1977, Alexander has studied with various painters in Sweden and USA. He has been making a living as a painter from the age of 22 and has exhibited his work in various parts of USA and Europe. Collectors come from USA, UK, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Norway.
“An artist should reflect upon and depict the time they live in. We are all a product of our environment, and at the same time we create and affect that environment. Salvador Dali said he lived in the century of the splitting of the atom and Freudian psychology. I’m searching for what will define us in the 21st century by examining certain human behaviours such as our innate need for myths and legends, our ability to upset the order of things whilst we consume all the earthly delights, and our strive for divine power through technological advancement.”
Klingspor in Context
By Peter Trippi
Interview with Alexander Klingspor
Nicola Linza and Cristoffer Neljesjö for Manner of Man, New York
I’ve learned over and over again that the subconscious is always faster than the intellect. When an idea comes into my mind it does so as a vision. This is kind of like a daydream that hits me like lightning. I then turn the idea/vision into a painting. It is usually not until much later after the painting is finished that I realize and can formulate in words what the image and narrative in the painting was really about. I’m very fascinated with how my subconscious works in a visual symbolic language.
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