Born in Egypt 1954 Konstantin Dimopoulos emigrated to New Zealand in 1963. Upon completing his Arts degree at Victoria University, Wellington, he travelled to London, continuing his studies at the Chelsea School of Art. Returning to Wellington three years later he began exhibiting works in private and public galleries.
In the 1990s Dimopoulos began to explore the dynamics of form through the medium of sculpture. In 2001 he created Pacific Grass the first wind sculpture commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust and gifted to the City of Wellington. Since then he has created his signature rod sculptures that are in public and private collections in Australia, the United States, Europe and New Zealand.
Dimopoulos moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia in 2003 and over the last few years he has created some ambitious and recognizable works.
His public installations and art actions focus on social art. Blue Trees highlights the importance of trees to the planet's survival will be featured in the 2010 Vancouver Biennale. Black Parthenon, a light installation about cultural appropriation was commissioned for the Melbourne Festival of Light by Festival Director, Robyn Archer, and will tour internationally.
"Through my work I am striving to give visualisation to issues that are important to me that provide a platform to effect change. I want to evoke in people the idea that as individuals we can contribute to change. We all have the ability to impact on our environment and on social issues."
The dynamics of form, colour, and line are all elements that are strongly associated with Dimopoulos's artworks whether sculpture or installations. Geometric forms, optical dynamics and the relationship to space are all important aspects of his work. He is represented by Conny Dietzschold Gallery in Sydney and Cologne. Konstantin Dimopoulos has featured in Sculpture Magazine, the Public Art Review USA, Art News New Zealand, Art New Zealand, Architecture New Zealand, Australian Art Monthly, as well as newspaper features and reviews.