KONSTANTINA

Negative Space : Guwiyang Djirang [A] (fines leaves) , 2023

Art : Aboriginal
Origine : Byron Bay
Dimensions : 63 cm x 92 cm cm
Medium : Kakadu Ochre & Acrylic on canvas
N° : 4488

Konstantina is a contemporary Aboriginal artist descended from the Gadigal people. Her work tells the true story of her people. The "Negative Space" series is an in-depth exploration of Konstantina's Aboriginal identity, constituted and characterised by absence rather than presence. 

The paintings in this series are composed of diptychs. In the manner of a Chinese shadow, the plant silhouette of the species represented is embodied by an assembly of finely applied dots, or withdraws from its environment, leaving behind the imprint of its absence revealed by its outline of dots. 

To watch a video of Konstantina talking about this series, click here