Pierre Gonnord

Konstantina

Date: 2007

Technique: Siliconised photography under metacrylic

Dimensions: 165 x 125 cm.

Edition: 3/5

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

Not on display

His works are mostly divided up into thematic groups, many of them dedicated to the underprivileged. However, his characters are not represented because they belong to a specific group, rather his choice corresponds to certain physical characteristics and a capacity for psychological transmission and transcending icons.
 
Konstantina, a work from 2007, is the portrait of a young Rumanian woman living in the suburbs of Madrid and belonging to the thematic group dedicated to the Roma ethnic group. In this category of photographs, the contrast of the face set on a dark, uniform background is accentuated, in what is a premeditated move towards the pictorial treatment of the Baroque artists, in particular the tenebrism of the Spanish painter José de Ribera. The intensity of the contrast of light and shadows is proportional to the increase in dramatic quality in his subject. Konstantina thus becomes a psychologically-charged pictorial image, approaching the human soul, a forceful face which, devoid of compassion, transmits the harshness of a set of life circumstances.

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