Matthias König

Matthias Konig is an artist and a musician/producer, based in The Hague (NL). His work is defined in sculptures, installations, drawings and music, but most of the time it‘s a symbiosis of these elements. His artistic practice is based on the creation of compositions with a specific acoustic and physical interaction, where form and sound coexist. The playful, unpredictable aspects of this interaction has his main interest. The specific qualities of music like tone, dynamics, rhythm, timbre and its swiftly immateriality create the poetic counterpart of the physical and visual. With a visual and more or less static space for the quick and fleeting properties of time — as such almost stretched towards infinity — he creates an oscillating experience of constant change. The ambiguity in the sensory perception is an open invitation to explore an audible and visual space, where time seems to evaporate.

Matthias König is developing a new body of work, freewheeling around the celebration of the funky life. He uses sculpture, drawing, video and sound as instruments to magnify the mad, the fool, the bullhead, the unheard, the self-entitled, the antihero, the leader to the unknown, the king and queen of kinky kingdom,… who reside in all of us.

During No Patent Pending #33 on May 4, 2018, König will present a distilled sneak preview of his forthcoming solo exhibition g’woon z’n gangetj’ at Kunstenlab, Deventer.