Negative Space by Konstantina is now open at Bangalow’s Ninbella Gallery through to the 20th of January.
The collection of works are a further exploration into Konstantina’s Aboriginal identity, consisting in or characterised by the absence rather than the presence of the distinguishing features making her who she is as an artist, mother, wife and woman.
“This is a deeply personal collection which identifies for me the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of life, spirit and connection to Country through both Aboriginal and White Australian eyes. Of which, I have both.”
Image | Gumada A & B (trans. Spirit in Gadigal language the language of the Eora nation), 120 x 90cm, Dunghutti Ochre and Acrylic on Canvas. Tree is spirit; and in a similar way to humans, tree needs to shed its unnecessary excesses in order to grow and remain healthy. A physical freeing of spirit. The literal interpretation is native gum bark waste, or is it indeed the excess we must rid ourselves of to move forward?