about me
Alek|Sander Willemse started his career as a photographer and concept maker. A professional experience that will shape his artistic career later on. As a kid he was an avid flower collector, throughout the years he kept the interest of collecting and photographing different flower types until his adulthood. What started as a children’s pastime became an inspiration for his artistic career. Alek|Sander creates his compositions using different sort of flowers that were individually photographed. Based on his flower archives, he creates modern still life for a contemporary public. Through his artworks the artist brings a message of cheerfulness to the viewer. The so-called information age, which means that we are flooded with news and content every day, is the reality of large parts of society. Therefore, it is increasingly attractive to ‘dream away’ from everyday routine. ‘Welcome to the world of happiness, of beautiful, happy and cheerful. Feel carefree and positive. Go softly and lovingly in a tough society full of frustration, lust, greed and jealousy’. Aleksander Willemse strives to ‘mask’ all the badness in the world offering the spectator his ‘feel-good’ art. Aleksander Willemse graduated 'cum laude' from the Photo Academy Amsterdam in 2010. Since then he won and got nominated for several photo prices like TPAA 2010 and 2011, De Fotoprijs and PANL. Also his work is exhibited on national and international photo festivals like Nooderlicht, GRID Amsterdam and Photo Festival Naarden. His commissioned work is mostly in advertising where his roots are. His autonome work is sold via his art manager, exhibitions, some stores and soon via his original art store.