I mainly work with stereotypical ideas influenced by western society. I question the narratives that were told to me when I was a child; fictional stories that became the foundation of western society. I question everything that is perceived as ‘common sense’. When treating it as fictional, there are a lot more possibilities in rewriting these narratives. I try to give a twist – a little ooh la la – to the clichéd images and narratives. My practice engages strongly with concepts like the gender binary and heteronormativity. It is a search for identity, while maintaining a childlike imagination.
I work with different media such as performance, theatre, painting, video and writing. The works are strongly influenced by pop culture, social media, queer theory and politics.
During This Art Fair “De Lentekoning” will be walking around. Treat yourself and take a little moment to relax on a beach chair while listening to stories about human-animal characters, about what they would and wouldn’t do if they were an orange (or a Carglass employee) and what it’s like to fall in love with a pink tulip. About arsenic in a percolator and his little brother stuck high atop a mast. About everything they would like to be, but aren’t, because they’re limited to a human body.
An Kuper (The Netherlands, 1998) studies BEAR at ArtEZ in Arnhem.www.instagram.com/a.e.kuper/