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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bartolomeo Celestino @bartcelestino
Bartolomeo (Bart) Celestino is a Sydney-based artist known for both his fine art photography and films, but equally for his creative role as co-founder/editor of LOVE/WANT magazine (a globally successful publication commenced in 2005). Trained in the new topographies by western European photographers, Celestino's fine artwork is technically refined and sophisticated, abstract, conceptual and always well considered. Playing on the nuances of line, form and colour, his contemporary portraiture also has minimal 'nouvelle vague’ sensibilities, there is a slightly melancholic cinematic feeling with a strong sense of composition. In his films the connections are not obvious, the shots are often long and beauty is always wed to yearning. Images that give pause. Attraction that is ambiguous.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In this series, Bart acutely celebrates what is now unattainable in a Covid ruled world - freedom, embracing the unexpected, and leaving behind the familiar.
Created on a spontaneous trip to Japan pre-covid, Bart embraces the free spirit of adventure and excitement of seeing with fresh eyes. This sets the foundation for a project that rejects preconceptions in an expressive, emotional response to creative imagery.
Bart’s creative process transcends the chaotic stimulation of a new environment, to become a meditative experience, guided by his instinctual attractions and organic sensitivities. Using a Linhof Technorama 612 PC large format film camera without a viewfinder, Bart relied on emotive reactions to his surroundings to control the shutter. The resulting images capture intimate, innocent moments that preserve the brutal spontaneity they were created with.
HOW ART AID WORKS
Choose your print size and select one of our charity partners, we will then donate a portion of the profits to the cause of your choice.
Every year we will send Celestino a full breakdown of the $$ impact his artwork has made on the planet, pretty rad right?
INTERESTED IN PURCHASING AN ORIGINAL BARTOLOMEO CELESTINO
For interest in original works contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Extra Large Image Size – 596.5 x 1188mm
|240 gsm Textured Cotton Rag
|Fine art reproduction print using fade-resistant pigmented ink.
Limited to 10 prints only.