KonKa
Artist/
Painter

KonKa

Painter

Bio

KonKa Artist (and Doctor oh Philosophy) Konstantina Katsela, known as KonKa, studied International Economics and Business Relations in the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Konstantina moved from Greece to Sweden in 2012 to attend her master’s program of Economics at Umeå University. Konstantina has always been curious on how logistics and freight distribution affects the economic growth and development both in local and national level. This curiosity made her thirst within the logistics domain only increase. In 2015, Konstanstina was able to pursue her Ph.D. in Lund University. By entering the Ph.D. Konstantina was able to explore her initial ideas further. She graduated her Ph.D. with a remarkable dissertation in May, 2020. ​ KonKa grew up in a rural area of Greece; she was raised to love the way ancient Greece faced humans in art. Such love affected the way she sees my human canvases, as well as her evolution. Living outside a village, “isolated” from the world was an obstacle, however it contributed to her creative process. As she frequently says “In that house I grew up dreaming out loud ”. ​ Her relationship with art started at the age of 2, when she painted the white walls of the newly-built family house. Even in such young age, she knew that she would become a great fine artist, as she was “created to create.”. Hence, she took art courses for eight years under the supervision of a professor of the school of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece. ​ During her adult life, she was faced with certain personal experiences that turned out to significantly affect her work and creative process. She has used those difficult experiences to translate human emotions through her own artist language. Her projects “Human Canvas” and “Fallen Angels” came to life, and KonKa-her artistic name-was born. That moment she decided to follow her instincts and deal with abuse, mental health issues and sexuality in her art. Inspired by the female form and considering the human figure to be the best work of art, her themes are mainly social and cultural.

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