Kon Markogiannis is a photographic artist-visual poet-independent researcher with an interest in themes such as memory, mortality, spirituality, the human condition, the exploration of the human psyche and the evolution of consciousness. Kon has been exhibiting his art for many years (mainly in Greece and the UK) and his work has been featured in various books, journals, and magazines. His university studies include a BA in Illustration, an MA in Photography and a Doctorate in Fine Art. He currently lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Kon embraces the indexical qualities of photography and its immediate impact on the viewer, but what he is mainly concerned with are the ways “reality” can be transformed. By manipulating the photographic medium and/or combining it with other media he is able to develop a personal and simultaneously transpersonal language which negotiates between subjective art and the photographic document. He sees his work as a kind of weapon against the ephemeral or, as Vilém Flusser would say (Towards a Philosophy of Photography), a “hunt for new states of things.”
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