Koen Hauser (1972, The Netherlands) – regardless of medium, subject or craft – has an eye for the unusual and the ability to produce an enchanting image. His works are often highly aesthetic, quirky and even alienating. He frequently uses found photographs and archives in his work, in which he constructs alternative realities. From manipulation of digital imagery to his whimsy-laced fashion spreads of floating ethereal figures, Hauser likes to make things with an interest in the ways in which people perceive and interpret the world around them, both psychologically and physically. For him, this idiosyncratic aesthetic and visual style is a catalyst for a deeper understanding and awareness of his surroundings. It also creates an open space for his viewers to emerge themselves in, giving way to experience our inner worlds beyond the visual.