The RietveldTV episode Third Nature was made with the excerpts from projects Wisdom in Silence, Fluidity and Untitled Experiment with No Image. The description and idea behind every project could be find on konstantinguz.com
Konstantin Guz’s current artistic practice is multidisciplinary. It uses his solid understanding of photography as a base to experiment with different mediums such as video, sound and found objects. These various formats are also tied together through the concept of their installation in space, in both a practical and theoretical sense. Methodologically, Konstantin’s approach towards this research is rooted in contemplation, its variations as a cognitive activity and its implementation as a direct bearing on his chosen subject matter, which has evolved with his practice. He is inspired by natural phenomena. He works with abstract shapes that channel his artistic ideas into multiple pathways whilst preserving an underlying unity in harmony and composition.
Konstantin’s work is ideologically structured on concepts of minimalism and simplicity/purity of form. Abstraction is a means to confront the viewer with “being and nothingness”. The space between these two opposites creates fluidity between them, which allows the work to remain versatile and subjective while still providing an opening for different dimensions of understanding. Specifically, this is channeled into larger themes, the one Konstantin most interested in now being our connection to nature at the contemporary moment of overall digitalization. He uses digital tools to help capture, process and illustrate his interpretation of nature and its tensions in how we think, act and make in this current age of digitalization. One may consider his artistic practice as the meeting point between the artificial and the natural, an investigation of a potential “third nature”.