Senegal X Amsterdam
Alun [BE] is a photographer whose images distinguish themselves through profound expression in high contrast. Alun has carved a creative niche for himself suspended between his upbringing in France, the United States, and his birthplace of Senegal in West Africa. His art is constantly evolving through personal projects focused on the human condition in public spaces – a focus area sparked by his time spent in San Francisco where he received his M.A. in Architecture.
In Hong Kong, Alun will be exhibiting a series entitled “Edification”, which is an exploration of the impact of technology on society and culture. The intention of this exhibit is to provide a visual narrative of faith in a digital future in which humanity teeters on the cusp of fully merging with technology. Through his photographs, Alun extends an invitation to an open discourse on the fate of humankind.
While the subjects photographed are specific to the African continent, the nine themes explored can be understood as universal rites of passage. From the first image of enlightened play to the final image, the realization of our fullest personhood in the state of absolution; Alun’s photographs build upon themselves and crescendo in a thought provoking anachronism. The result is a series of ethereal images which possess a painterly quality that places them between still life and eschatological prophecies.