Konstantin Dimopoulos /
The Tattooed Tailor
Ritual in any form is a transformation – from young person into adult, single to married, unblessed to blessed, civilian to warrior. One common theme across ritual in all cultures is the use of patterns created into and onto textiles and temporary and permanent tattoos onto the skin. Lace denotes ritual as used on wedding gowns, christening robes, ecclesiastical garments and the like. The Tattooed Tailor takes the patterns of ritual and superimposes them into public spaces transforming them into ritualistic contexts.
Drawings are randomly created on shop windows on 14th Street between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue.
Konstantin Dimopoulos is a performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, and social art activist. His extensive works are grounded in his sociological and humanist philosophy that is based on the use of art as a means to effect change.