Surrealist portraits by Andrea Costantini

She can be Mother or stepmother, uncontaminated or sick but mankind is always obliged to establish a relationship with Mother Nature. Too often, however, he forgets to be a guest or his roommate at most, and he become a parasite and a tyrant kamikaze.

 The project “SYMBIOSIS” wants to give voice to an overwhelming need for mankind to reconcile himself with the Universe.

Protagonists of this series are moderns fauns: common people, stripped of their clothes, which through a docile and meek surrender to their origins, are back to being one with Mother Nature, which at the end we can command only by following her rules.

[imaginaria] The World as I see it

Each artwork of the “Imaginaria” series tells a story through images molded, written and then mixed with imagination.

To honor the great artist Michelangelo, who carved the David with the head slightly larger than the rest of the body, to symbolize the power of reason, all the characters of “Imaginaria” are made with the same disproportion.

Here, the mind embodies the force that drives the wonderful gear of the imagination that is released from the head. Anachronistic and ridiculous ideas erupt from the mind, free from the dictates of the reason, like a panacea, capable of transforming the dullness of routine in the color of imagination.

To the viewer, the freedom to read every time a different story, by borrowing the artist’s imagination, the one of the depicted subject, or simply by triggering his own imagination.

 

 

 

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Adrea Costantini

 My name is Andrea Costantini. I was born in 1977 in Pescara (Italy). I’m always been curious about photography and when the Art school introduced me to the darkroom I was literally fascinated. All forms of art inspire me, but one of my greatest influences from early in my career is Surrealism. Another source of inspiration is the majesty of some architectures: I’m fascinated by what men have managed to build around them over the centuries. I take pictures of faces and I modify them by adding images, like in a montage. I love playing with lights and shadows, tones and textures. My imaginary worlds are a mix of architectures, objects and animals. I use the most advanced technologies to express myself, but papers and pencils accompany the birth of my projects: sketches and notes turn into thoughts and images. My art represent the power to escapes the constraints of social and economic differences and the limits of space and time.