Giorgos Kontis

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2018

Intervals of Stale Time

Neither Innocent Nor Guilty

2017

2015 - 2016

Wir sind im Bilde series

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Blinky Palermo series

Eurocontrol

Caesuur

2012 - 2014

CY Twombly series

2009 - 2011


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

This series of works is inspired by the work of Blinky Palermo (Leipzig 1943 – Maldives 1977) and more particularly by his small works on aluminum. These works maintain a strict, geometrical pattern as they are formed by three horizontal stripes, yet despite their simplicity and their small size (27 x 21 cm) what struck me the most about them was a spiritual dimension they tend to take. A common feature in Palermo’s work, addressed though without any heaviness but rather through a playful way and sometimes with humor.
This concern and fascination were the common ground I found between my work and thoughts and Palermo’s, and what prompt me to start working on this series; a practice I often use as I regard my work –as well as painting today- being in relation and as a continuation of what has preexisted.
The use of encaustic occurred as a means to counterbalance the simplicity of the geometrical forms; through encaustic and the embroidering of the small brushstrokes, time is invested on the painted surface, as well as, the appropriation of it that comes along.

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 
 

 

Untitled
2014
Encaustic on plywood
27 x 21 cm