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Painting (MA)

Konstantinos Argyroglou

Konstantinos Argyroglou Argyropoulos (b.1998) is a Greek artist based in London. At this moment Konstantinos is completing the MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, exploring ways of revisiting his childhood memories both physical and emotional, providing an economy of care in the field of learning difficulties and dyslexia. Konstantinos has been awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2021 and has completed his undergraduate studies in Fine Art Mixed Media at University of Westminster.

Show Location: Battersea campus: Painting Building, First floor

Through my practice I tackle questions around the expansive notion of memory, mainly focusing on the period of my childhood. Memory plays a pivotal role in my practice, as working through the personal prism of dyslexia, my short-term memory is vastly affected, not allowing me to recall things or events that took place recently, whereas my strong long-term memory allows me to recall vividly various moments of my past. My interest in drawing and painting lies in their capacity, as media, to encapsulate time within layers of washes which I perceive as potent spaces of care and acceptance both towards myself and others – spaces of healing within which we can all co-exist.

A multilayered watery imagery within which potent spaces emerge, pockets which are invested with memory allowing small portraits to appear.

Medium:

Watercolours & Oils on canvas

Size:

155 x 115 cm

Evening summer rituals of interacting with domestic objects

Medium:

Water colours and oils on canvas

Size:

130 x 100 cm

Morning summer rituals with domestic objects.

Medium:

Water colours and oils on canvas

Size:

130 x 100 cm

A reflection of the protectiveness and a sense of preciousness I experienced by my mother while growing up.

Medium:

Water colours and oils on canvas

Size:

60 x 80 cm

An installation of ceramic slabs which draws a direct link to my childhood desk - a place loaded with anxiety, stress and many hours of doing homework. This work reflects on the relationship and tension created between my hand and the paper while reading and writing, replicating heavily 'written' paper as a series of inscriptions, in view of creating an indexical embodied language.

Medium:

Glazed white earthenware

Size:

180 x 90 cm

A series of drawings that depicts moments of intimacy and solitude.

Medium:

Inks on paper

Size:

27 x 39 cm (each)