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), AXENEO7 (Gatineau), Artcite Inc (Windsor), and Circa-Art Actuel (Montreal). Pantieras' work is represented in the collection of the City of Ottawa and throughout several private collectors. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Ottawa.