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Constantinos Papadoukas

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Published: 21.05.2019
Constantinos Papadoukas. Ring: Light Shines in the Darkness, 2019. Silver 925, niagon, burnt schinus.. 10 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Ring: Light Shines in the Darkness, 2019
Silver 925, niagon, burnt schinus.
10 x 4 x 14 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Silver 925, walnut.. 10 x 10 x 28 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Silver 925, walnut.
10 x 10 x 28 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Perseverance III, 2018. Silver 925 gold plated, burned pine, gold 14k.. 5 x 3 x 12 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Perseverance III, 2018
Silver 925 gold plated, burned pine, gold 14k.
5 x 3 x 12 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Necklace: Perseverance II, 2018. Silver 925, burned pine, chestnut, steel.. 30 x 8 x 30 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Necklace: Perseverance II, 2018
Silver 925, burned pine, chestnut, steel.
30 x 8 x 30 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Necklace: Thirteen Years, 2018. Silver 925, burned pine, leather.. 13 x 1 x 11 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Necklace: Thirteen Years, 2018
Silver 925, burned pine, leather.
13 x 1 x 11 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Ring: Untitled, 2018. Silver 925, burned olive.. 7 x 5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Conctantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Ring: Untitled, 2018
Silver 925, burned olive.
7 x 5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Conctantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Memento II, 2019. Silver 925, burnt pine.. 5 x 1 x 8 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Memento II, 2019
Silver 925, burnt pine.
5 x 1 x 8 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Memento, 2018. Silver 925, burnt pine.. 4 x 1 x 7 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Memento, 2018
Silver 925, burnt pine.
4 x 1 x 7 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Memento, 2018. Silver 925, burnt olive.. 4 x 1 x 9 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Memento, 2018
Silver 925, burnt olive.
4 x 1 x 9 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Memento, 2018. Silver 925, burnt schinus.. 4 x 1 x 8 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Memento, 2018
Silver 925, burnt schinus.
4 x 1 x 8 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Brooch: Stigmata, 2019. Silver 925, copper, burnt pine.. 6 x 1 x 6 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Brooch: Stigmata, 2019
Silver 925, copper, burnt pine.
6 x 1 x 6 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Bracelet: Stigmata II, 2019. Copper, olive.. 14 x 5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Bracelet: Stigmata II, 2019
Copper, olive.
14 x 5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Constantinos Papadoukas. Ring: Splinter, 2018. Silver 925.. 6 x 1.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas. From series: Tenebris. Constantinos Papadoukas
Ring: Splinter, 2018
Silver 925.
6 x 1.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Constantinos Papadoukas
From series: Tenebris
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Intro
Greek artist, trained as a sculptor in the United Kingdom, who over the years has reduced the extra-large welded steel fabrications into intimate pieces that carry distilled notions that evade our fast-paced societies.

Statement

Throughout my career as an artist, I have tried to find ways to communicate notions and feelings that are evident but neglected in our modern, fast-paced societies. Early works achieved this aim through large scale metal and wood sculptures. Over time the scale has been reduced, the concepts distilled to finer ideas, intimate pieces that can be worn.

The latest wearable collection is Tenebris. A collection created in an attempt to convey the feelings that conquered my subconscious after the devastating wildfires in the region of Attika, Greece that consumed human lives, animals and hundreds of forest acres. Through the primary symbol of the collection, the tree, used either as a memory, or as destroyed and burnt material, the connection of living forms with the universe is explored as are the three states, beginning, middle, end.
Materials salvaged from the burnt regions fabricate sinister objects, a homage to what was lost, to what has seized to exist. The juxtaposition of the tree with the cross, the vertical connection with the center of the Earth, the link of the embryo with the umbilical cord, metaphors of rebirth, of light.
Tenebris is an exploration of the self-destructing human nature, of its effect on nature, but also a search for faith. For the mystery of life and death is a constant conflict between rebirth and attrition, despair and hope.

My aim is not only to create an aesthetically pleasing piece but to confront the audience with concepts that affect our modern ego centered societies…

 

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2020:
Fair  26 May 2020 - 31 May 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 20 Oct 2019  Selected Artists at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
Fair  22 May 2019 - 29 May 2019  Athens Jewelry Week 2019.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019  Popeye Loves Olive Art Space in Munich.
2018:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Collectiva Meeting.
Fair  23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018  Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  02 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017  Parallel Grains.
Gallery Estudio, Athens, Greece.
2013:
Exhibition  10 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013  The tunnel at the end of the light.
Chios Island, Greece.
Exhibition  08 May 2013 - 19 May 2013  The tunnel at the end of the light.
Athens, Greece.
2006:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2006 - 27 Sep 2006  DATAVEILLANCE.
P37 Gallery, Athens.
2004:
Exhibition  15 Jun 2004 - 26 Jun 2004  Silver Spaces.
AA Gallery, Athens.

Publications      View / hide publications

Magazine:  Autor Magazine #6 The Beauty Issue. Autor.  Autor:  Bucharest,  2019
Catalogue:  Joya 2018. Le Departement:  Barcelona,  2018
Catalogue:  Collectiva 05. Collectiva:  Porto,  2018
Magazine:  Beauty Issue. Autor:  Bucharest,  2018
Catalogue:  Athens Jewelry Week 2018. Athens Jewelry Week:  Athens,  2018
Magazine:  Interview with C.Papadoukas. Ozon Magazine:  Athens,  2016
Catalogue:  Ostrale Exhibition. VG-BUILD-KUNST:  Dresden,  2015
Magazine:  Interview with C.Papadoukas. ΓΚΡΕΚΑ Magazine:  Athens,  2014
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