Genesis - Konstantinou Dimitris

Konstantinou Dimitris (1924 - 2010)

Genesis, 1985

Brass, 111 x 113 x 80 cm

Inv. Number Π.9026
On view National Glyptotheque

Dimitris Konstantinou has always expressed himself primarily through geometric or organic abstraction. Starting in the early 1970s he created Op Art-type geometric compositions. He then went on to use the cube and circle as basic modules in a constructivist style. In this series, equilibrium and the introduction of the void play an important role. The cube opens up and breaks down in smaller shapes that may also be reassembled. Sometimes they become autonomous constructions that have been generated by the original cube. In the same vein but using the curve as the basic structural element, the transformations of the compositions with cubes were then converted into transformations of circular shapes. These circular shapes intersect each other, intertwine, twist around each other, or are born of one another.

“Genesis” is a characteristic work in which the void enters the composition and plays an essential part in creating the final aesthetic effect.