As a conceptual and installation artist I create artworks that are grounded in my sociological and humanist philosophies. In my environmental art installation, The Blue Trees, the colour and the Tree come together to transform and affect each other; the colour changing the Tree into something surreal, while the Tree, rooted in this earth reflects what we may lose. This change highlights ecological issues, such as the ecocide of our forests and climate change, and effects a transformation in the psyche of people by raising our social consciousness referencing how individually and collectively we shape the world we inhabit. The Blue Trees has a strong regenerative aspect to it, an organic work that is continually changing and evolving. From season to season the trees grow through the cycles of nature and the colors begin to change and disappear. Time passing is a part of the concept; time that determines our own existence is measured through these trees. Konstantin Dimopoulos

“Konstantin Dimopoulos’ The Blue Trees is an environmental call to action using trees as the canvas to create an installation highlighting global deforestation. The origins of using natural materials (earth, rock, plants, trees) to make art in situ in nature can be traced back to the development of Land Art in the 1960s. Artists like Robert Smithson formed massive works in isolated sites far outside the usual commercial gallery system of selling and displaying art. Since then artists have worked with the land in a wide variety of ways. The Blue Trees can be compared to Andy Goldsworthy’s ethereal constructions of leaves, petals or twigs in natural sites. Dimopoulous uses non-permanent blue colour to emphasize the ephemeral, fleeting quality of nature and to touch our hearts with vivid, startling color.” Ellen Simak, Curator Chattanooga,Tennessee