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Christopher Konecki is self-taught artist based in San Diego, CA. He is known for completing large scale aerosol murals, fine artwork including paintings and miniature sculptures, as well as various public and private site specific installations. Konecki’s work is explorative of social consciousness, generally irreverent, and focused on subjects that are both serious and absurd. His use of found and ‘repurposed’ objects in his work advocates the reassessment of typical ideals of function and beauty. Elements of nature often collide with harsh urban landscapes and elements of street art and graffiti, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between the harmonious coexistence of these two competing monumental forces.
Konecki has exhibited in galleries throughout Southern California. His expanded work includes participation in international mural festivals in New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. In 2015, Konecki completed the largest mural in San Diego covering 9,500 sq ft of the 7-story parking structure at 707 Broadway. Konecki is responsible for the curation of tentpole events in the San Diego art scene such as Warehouse 1425 and the ongoing curation of the event space SILO in Makers Quarter which has resulted in nearly 100 murals. Konecki also co-founded Cohort Collective with a small group of well-known dedicated artists that continue to produce live art events and exhibitions in San Diego and beyond. Alongside non-profit organizations Pangeaseed Foundation and Surfrider Foundation, Cohort Collective co-curated Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans San Diego 2016 creating over 20 large scale public artworks that promoted various pressing environmental concerns. Konecki’s installation work may be viewed in numerous establishments, including Oxford Social Club at the Pendry Hotel San Diego, The Container Yard DTLA, Waypoint Public Restaurants, Park and Rec, Silo in Makers Quarter, Hub Marketplace, Form15 and the Arts Center of San Diego.