André Viking is a Danish visual artist currently living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. After graduating from Copenhagen Film & Photography School, Viking completed the Creative Practices Program at The International Center of Photography. His work is currently being shown at Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark and at the Robert Capa Center in Budapest, Hungary.
With a strong belief in photography’s subjective yet universal language, Vikings work often draws from myths and spirituality to explore convoluted relationships between meaning, truth and fiction.
About ‘Closed Eyes’ – words by André Viking:
The photographs in my series, Closed Eyes, are drawn from the oldest, most universal ideas, such as the four elements, zoolatry, and light vs. dark. I am interested in how symbols and rituals are shared throughout various mythologies and belief systems, in an attempt to answer the most difficult and basic questions of human existence. As a way to investigate and compare these ideas, I have been exploring historical sites and experimented with concepts in my studio. The series becomes a mixture of documentation and imagination – just like most belief systems.