Christos Pantieras explores the frailty of personal connections through installation, sculpture, and mixed media. He sources text from online correspondences (e.g. emails, text messages, and chat conversations from gay hook-up apps) and ignites language to a physical form which occupies real space in lieu of virtual space. His work archives the navigation of the digital narrative while recording the dissolution of affection. Is it truly the end once one has pressed ‘delete’?
Christos Pantieras (born, 1973 in Ottawa) completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from York University (Toronto, ON) in 2015. Pantieras has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including: The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa), The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto), Modern Fuel ARC (Kingston), AXENEO (Gatineau), Circa-Art Actuel (Montreal), and The White Water Gallery (North Bay). Pantieras' work is represented in the collection of the City of Ottawa and throughout several private collectors. He's received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.