Konstantin Prokos: Paintings -- New & Selected Work

Now through October 11, 2012 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Michigan artist Konstantin Prokos was born and raised in Escanaba. It was as he was planning for his retirement as an English professor at Mott Community College that he began his life as an artist. Konstantin began taking art classes at MCC in 1989 until his retirement in 1995, when he devoted himself to painting.

Konstantin describes his work as "...primarily about color and composition. The colors are usually primary or secondary. Often the subject is the relationship of the colors. The compositions are deliberately simple, a study of the horizon line, objects in space, space into space, or the balance of color in space. What I strive for by using color and composition is the immediacy of effect to which the viewer responds at an emotional level. A gasp or an "ooooh" or a "wow" or any emotional response makes me feel successful."