Koen Hauser (the Netherlands, 1972) engages in an artistic practice that spans across photography, moving image, book making, installation, texts and sculpture.
“I like to play magic with photographic images. Incorporating or paraphrasing historical imagery in my work, it entwines visual clichés, conceptual notions, mythology and the phantastical.

Craftsmanship and the application of a diverse array of techniques can be both a tool as well as the embodiment of the creation process,  a ritual of imagination. In this sense my current artistic practice revolves around the relations between the way I process photographic material and psychological and philosophical themes.

The result – which can be described as postmodern alchemy – gives equal importance to the conceptual and the aesthetical, the scientific and the intuitive.”