Constantine depicts his own perspective of the world around him that refers to memories, experiences and stories, mainly derived from urban life.
His work is a mixture of memories and imagination. As the nature of memory is blurry and undefinable, the forms are portrayed with blemished shapes and tonalities, in an abstracted aesthetic of missing or deformed facial and body characteristics. Where the artist excludes specific features from the figures, these ''deletions'' work as a trigger for social and philosophical explorations: the absence of particular details on Constantine's work is an expression of that constant feeling of lack of answers but it can also be interpreted as a form of simplification.
In a social aspect, his paintings can be perceived as incomplete mappings of people we come across. There is a large amount of information that we receive when interacting with others, which nevertheless creates an unclear picture of their psyche. Therefore, a type of simplification seems to be essential in order to build relationships and, by extension, understand through them our own personality and define our role in society.
''Intentional Deletions'' is an continuing fascination of Constantine. The exhibited artwork represents components of his ongoing portrayal on this theme.
Born in Athens, currently based in London, Constantine is an emerging, mainly figurative painter, mostly focused on portraits.
After highly successful exhibition at Brick Lane Gallery, Constantine will present a selection of paintings in the heart of Soho, at artFix. Join us for the private view of this event.