Kon Dimopoulos

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Kon Dimopoulos

1954 - 

Konstantin Dimopoulos is a conceptual artist who creates social and environmental public artworks, as well as permanent sculptures and temporary installations.

Kon was born in Egypt and moved with his family to New Zealand in the early 1960s. His parents were both master tailors and it is this background of creativity and a traditional Greek home that infuses his conceptual thinking.

With a first degree in sociology his humanist philosophy continues to underpin his works.

As a sculptor Kon has his signature linear works at Federation Square in Melbourne, the Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra, by Wellington International Airport in New Zealand, and in Seattle, Palm Springs, Denver and Cedar Rapids in the USA.

His environmental art installation, The Blue Trees about global deforestation has gained him international recognition. In 2013 it was nominated by the Danish Index Awards as one of 60 ideas that changed the world; and was named by TrendHunter as one of the top 100 activism trends of 2012.