Liudmila Konstantinova

Liudmila Konstantinova

Born in 1980 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Since 2010 is part of the VGLAZ group which unites in dialogue artists focused on the visual aspects of their work. The art of Ludmila Konstantinova combines the traditions of Moscow conceptualism and the contemporary aesthetic of digital memes and social media. Her works often cite artistic trends of the past: suprematism, pop art, conceptualism. Konstantinova always creates sharp, multi-layered images via the postmodern technique of combining seemingly incompatible objects. In spite of the references and reformatted templates, pieces by Ludmila Konstantinova are characterized by the author’s ironic touch. Some of her paintings may seem abstract at first glance, but in actuality, these are depictions of different textures or fragmented real items. The central theme of Konstantinova’s art is the loss of balance between reality and its representations. Her paintings are like pieces of the broken glass of reality in all its varieties: objective reality, virtual reality, as well as reality itself as a perceived object.

Ludmila Konstantinova regularly exhibits her works at group exhibitions, such as the 1st and 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Triumph Gallery (Moscow), Pechersky Gallery (Moscow), Triangle Gallery (Moscow), Graz Museum (Austria), Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow). In 2012 the artist took part in the landmark Russian art exhibition – Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union at the Saatchi Gallery, London (Great Britain).

In 2016 two large-scale solo exhibitions of Ludmila Konstantinova were hosted at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 the artist took part in the Enlightenment project at the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Hypercube, Skolkovo, Moscow, as well as the Pink Box, Erarta Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Petersburg. Pieces by Ludmila Konstantinova can be seen at the State Tretyakov Gallery, (Moscow), Saatchi Gallery (London), Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (Saint Petersburg), as well as private collections.

Exhibition participant:

The Common Goal Philosophy. Glossary.

List of paintings