Long Black and Wavy, 2018
Limited Edition of 5
Constantine the Artist
Fishermen on land missing the sea, awaiting their next set sail and always proud of their fat moustache, cowboys up and ready for their next horse ride into the desert and always proud of their hat, rockabilly wild boys on motorcycles in tune with universe and always proud of their sideburns. Weary faces emerging in ghostly mode from late night tavernas, wicked women aimlessly playing with picking and choosing, after all the game is in their hands for now. Until tables are turned and the weakest link takes them all down, becomes a hero, becomes Batman and the story begins.
The contemporary art of Constantine is about facial expressions and prominent features. Noses, eyes, moustaches and all other characteristics seem to be unusually big and out of proportion, as if they want to catch your attention. And in fact they do, cause once you set eyes on them you are already engaged to listen to their tales. Inevitably, their bright and vibrant colours aesthetically remind you of all the classic American comic book superheroes you grew up with, but in this case these heroes are more real, reflections of you and simple breadwinners.This artist paints in a comic style the reality of life. He intentionally magnifies people, traits and situations in a humorous way, with the intention to bring them closer to you. He magnificently turns a serious plot into a story of comedy, highlighting this way the vanity of this world. He unearths everyday heroes, people you pass by in a haste, neighbours you never had the time to notice, colleagues that you haven't exchanged more than a standard "hello", or perhaps your own stroppy and lonely self that you hide so well.
Kelly Kaimaki, Creative Writer / Curator
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Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
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Handmade to the highest quality, printed, numbered, framed and ready to hang.
For our prints we use Enhanced Matte Art (EMA) 200gsm, natural white paper. A premium quality heavyweight fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum-quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art with the detail and vibrancy they deserve.
Our frames are created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. This frame has a square profile measuring 20mm (front face) by 23mm (depth from wall). Available in black, white and brown.
Our Snow White standard mounts are available at depth of 1.4mm. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.
Our canvas prints are stretched and framed using a 12-colour Giclée process; providing you with spectacular quality each and every time.