Artist Statement

 

  This practice explores and defines the consequences of rapid change of scientific and technological developments. Referring to a post-apocalyptic, biomechanic and dystopian world, it combines characteristics of science fiction and mythology. Within a surreal, macabre and satirical manner, the visual language of this work describes the disastrous outcomes of the industrial and post-industrial world upon nature, culture and universal consciousness. Visually approaching the cyborgian grotesque, it generates an allegory for social reality. Based on the idea of deconstruction, it communicates the ‘fear of the future’, the ‘reflections from damaged life’ and the 'hybridity' of existence in this conceptual time and space.

  The violation of human limits, the ethical fragmentations and confrontation of natural boundaries lead to the irreversible modification of a standard state of being. Paradigms of urban dystopia and mental enslavement described in 1984 and Brave New World seem to be one step closer to physically exist and replace freedom, knowledge and harmony. Science fiction turns into reality in the current era of absolute control and mass surveillance, manipulation of social structure, disturbance of life–cycle on earth, war and the death of consciousness.

  Employing a diverse range of disciplines, this practice illustrates the dialogues between biological and mechanical, microcosmic and macrocosmic, natural and artificial space.

Biography

 

   Born in Greece, Konstantinos completed his BA in Fine Art (3D and sculptural practice) at the University of Wales Trinity St David in 2014. Since 2003, he attended courses and took part in projects dealing with set design, sculpture, architecture, scenic painting, music performance and social engagement. Currently based in south Wales, he is involved with the film industry while taking part in exhibitions locally and globally.

Photo by Lee Jackson

 

 

      Group Exhibitions

 

  • 2019 - 'Fifty fifty', University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea, Wales, UK

  • 2018 – 'Intersection', Science in Public, Arcade - Campfa Cardiff, Wales, UK

  • 2018 – 'Monkey Tree', Aeon Gallery ,Richmond,  IL , USA

  • 2018 - 'We're from further south than you', Undegun, Wrexham, Wales, UK

  • 2018 - 'Devolution K', Beep Painting Prize, Oxfam, Swansea, Wales, UK 

  • 2017 - 'The end is by yur' , Elysium gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK 

  • 2017 - 'Berwick Art Fringe' , Berwick Upon Tweed, UK

  • 2016 - 'Santorini Biennale' , Santorini,  Greece

  • 2016 - 'Utopia:Dystopia', Fringe Arts Bath, England, UK

  • 2015 - 'Colony 2015', Port Talbot, Wales, UK

  • 2015 - 'A Victorian Tapestri', Tapestri, Swansea ,Wales, UK

  • 2014 - ‘Shore Leave’- Colony 2014 , Cardigan , Wales, UK

  • 2014 - ‘Graduate 2014’, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK

  • 2014 - 'Limbo' - Degree show, UWTSD , Swansea , UK

  • 2014 - ‘Up the W-all’, Down the cellar, Athens, Greece

  • 2014 - 'III', UWTSD , Swansea , Wales, UK

  • 2014 - 'Fringe Arts Bath', Bath, England, UK

  • 2014 - ‘Rubbish Art - Go Green'’, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK

  • 2013 - ‘Living Machines 2013’, London Science Museum, England, UK

  • 2013 - ‘Convergence’, Mission gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

  • 2013 - ‘Cyborgs and Posthuman Culture’ - Arnica center, Canada

  • 2011 - ‘Aspects of the subconscious’, MEC, Kozani ,Greece                                                                                                                                                                

      Solo Exhibitions                                                                     

  • 2017 - ‘Fear  Of The Future’, Volcano Theatre, Swansea, UK

  • 2014 - ‘Dystopia, Utopia & Reflections’,  Arsis,  Kozani, Greece

  • 2011 - ‘Asfodelos Leimonas’ Sto Kokkino, Kozani, Greece