When I started thinking about the logo for The Constance Fairness Foundation and having made the first schetches, I begun wondering about the sense of Divine Care and Justice. I began thinking about the sense of Justice that exists over and beyond us, beyond the human nature, without necessarily being limted within a religious framework, but rather having a simple religious touch.
At a blink of an eye, I visualized images from Ancient Egypt , a strict, geometric eye, among other symbols, that observes-almost supervises. Pictures originating from the frescoes of Knossos and Ancient Thira, where the eyes are drawn with beautiful curves, and from the Byzantine icons with the sweet, protective eye of Virgin Mary, sprung into my mind.
When I paint, I try not to reproduce pictures or make illustrations. On the contrary, I try to interpret-transform objects into painting terms that is to create a painting picture rather than illustrate. On this occasion though, and as my mind was revolving around the sensation of a stare, I felt that it would be better to use a specific drawing; something more precise, with an abstract disposition though, in an effort not to make a geometric, strict drawing but a drawing that would be more poetic. I was led to the logic and the way the Byzantine mosaics function and I had the opportunity to admire them once again.
Giorgos Kontis is the artist for our logo. He was born in Athens in 1981. Graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA 2009) and AKV St.Joost in Breda, Netherlands (MFA 2013). During 2006 he studied in Germany under the “Erasmus” exchange programme at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (AdBK) in Munich, and also as a gueststudent at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin. His work is focused on painting, as a process itself, and on where abstract painting stands today.