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For its first participation at VOLTA in Basel, Espace A VENDRE (Nice) highlights a Swiss artist: Konstantin Sgouridis.

Graduated from the HEAD in Geneva, he founded in 1997 the KLAT collective. He curated and participated to many projects and exhibitions with KLAT, in Geneva, Paris, Zurich, etc.

Espace A VENDRE will present Sgouridis’ recent paintings and sculptures.

“At first glance, Konstantin Sgouridis' paintings reveal an unfettered spontaneity. The line is alive, impulsive. No corrections are allowed. Every brush mark takes its rights, every accident is assumed. Same for representation: no need for a model to represent a creature in one way or another, it's just a matter of getting started. 

“But let's not exaggerate. Behind this ostensible candor, we can guess skillfully designed constructions, with their axes of strength, their delicate balances, their quiet game of hide-and-seek. The control is actually total: composition, intensity of the line, choice of colors... Everything contributes to show what needs to be seen. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Konstantin Sgouridis
Arabesque
2018, Ink on canvas, 160 x 200 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Le cyclope
2013, Ink on canvas, peacock feather, 50 x 31 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Backwood
2017, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 210 cm.
Private collection.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Busy
2018, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 210 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Goatskin
2006, Ink on hide, 100 x 80 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Krokus
2017, impression sur Forex, dimensions variables.
Konstantin Sgouridis
L’étreinte
2017, Ink on canvas, 100 x 150 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Pongo (l’homme des bois)
2013, Oil on canvas, 200 x 260 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Saint Georges
2017, Ink on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.
Konstantin Sgouridis
Smoking head less
2016, Ink on canvas, 60 x 80 cm.