Espace A VENDRE, Nice
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.”