Mattias Klum and Iris Alexandrov are since fall 2016 working together in their artist duo Alexandrov Klum, where they create artworks and commercial works in thematics connected to environmental issues, anthroponegenic trends and mythology. The couple are currently working on projects in Svalbard, Hawaii, Zimbabwe, the Maldives and Sweden.
By combining Mattias and Iris creative visions and passionate storytelling, the artist duo work multi dimensionally through the use of projections of still photography and film as well as installations, music and vibrant storytelling to create immersive worlds for the audience to explore.
The artist duo are firmly planted in the science of planetary issues presented through a fusion of personal experience and fictional worlds. Through these stories they hope to bridge the gap between heart and mind, between dream and reality.
Iris Alexandrov is a conceptual artist working with installations, film and photography. She uses storytelling in a visual narrative anchored in both the ancient traditions of icon paintings and mythological stories as well as modern science. The art works she creates are often depicted in entire worlds where smell, sound and light are used to place the viewer within the artwork itself.
Time is a central topic to Alexandrov, where she often seeks to portray a passage where the time stands still; before or after an event, leaving the beholder lingering in a certain state of mind. Her method is interdisciplinary, working with literature, science and visual content, constructing new stories within both real and fictional worlds.
Mattias Klum is a photographer, cinematographer and director. In an artistic way that is entirely his own, he describes and portrays animals, plants and natural and cultural settings in the form of articles, books, films, lectures and exhibitions. Since 1997, Mattias has produced multiple articles and thirteen cover stories for National Geographic magazine. He has produced 9 film projects and published 14 books to date, including two with Johan Rockström: The Human Quest: Prospering Within Planetary Boundaries, with a foreword by President Bill Clinton, and Big World Small Planet: Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries.
Mattias has been named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, awarded an honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences by Stockholm University, appointed Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Fellow at the National Geographic Society and the Linnean Society of London, goodwill ambassador for IUCN and WWF and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at WWF Sweden.