‘Movement’ is an appropriately fitting way to describe Konvalina’s work. His career as one of the world’s leading dancers gave him a comprehension and appreciation of the importance of subtlety and nuance that he has continued into his present artwork. His work is infused with social observations and personal experiences, capturing the viewer’s attention through graduated movement and shifting the crucial polarization of his colours. His use of spray paint as a dominant method of application lends an evanescent quality to his paintings, while three-dimensional surfaces and transmutative effects engage not only a visual movement but also challenge movement within the observer. His work oozes a rigorous and disciplined training of perfectly choreographed movements and shapes. There are moments of what appears accidental, but as in dance, the canvas’ stave-like surfaces demonstrate an unmistakable orchestration.
Inquisitive about the present influences on our society, notably digitalisation, image and information manipulation and the internet culture, makes the artists respond with particular minimalistic escapes, searching for ways to navigate through the overload of information, true and false, to find a certain harmony or balance.