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.
“I am searching for what will define us in the 21st century by examining the way we utilize our scientific discoveries and technological inventions. These are put into context with certain human behaviors such as our desire to indulge in every conceivable pleasure, our innate need for myths and legends, our ability to upset the order of things whilst we consume all the earthly delights, the way we become products of our self-made environment, and our relentless strive for divine power and control.”
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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