Artist Statement

Light by itself is not visible. It is the energy of particles and frequencies. We only see the objects that receive it.

My paintings are an act of thought, where I co-exist with landscape and light. These works are not an exact representation but a subjective personal reality, reduced to its essence. They are the encounter of horizontal and vertical lines plus the interaction of color, light and form.

My ultimate objective is the creation of emotion and beauty visible to you, the viewer, as I understand them. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Minas Konsolas was born in Greece and has lived in Baltimore since 1976, where he graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He is the former owner of Minás Gallery, an outlet for poetry and art, both visual and verbal. The gallery, one of Baltimore’s alternative art spaces, was a gathering spot for artists, writers, and performers for twenty-two years. He subsequently sold his business and now works from his studio in Charles Village.

Konsolas is known for employing a variety of artistic styles and techniques, which allows his work to continually evolve. His constant focus is how light interacts with color and form.

Konsolas has participated in three public mural projects in Baltimore City, in Greektown, at the Farmers’ Market, and at the Hanover Street Gallery. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Little Patuxent Review and Passager. His original artwork and reproductions are widely collected, locally, nationally, and abroad. Several of Konsolas’ collages are part of the corporate collection of Visit Baltimore, the city’s tourist information center.

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