ABOUT COSTA GORELOV
Russian artist Constantin (Costa) Gorelov received his formal education from the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting in the film (cinema) directing. He works as an artist, director, TV production designer, and as a fashion stylist. In his work, Constantin explores people’s feelings and psychological state, often depicting them through the interaction of the figure with space, items, and fashion. The last attribute is paramount to the artist’s self-expression. It is also a symbol linking epochs, times, and traditions. In his paintings, Costa mostly uses a technique called the wave. This drawing technique uses transparent oil to achieve the balance between transparency and colour brightness. Shadows and halftones of internal lines produce smoothness of colour transitions. Constantin then dilutes them with varnish and leaves only the coloured surface. He uses the superposition of transparent colours on top of each other, adding new shades in each new layer to give them character and achieve depth. Constantin is a member of the Circle Foundation for the Arts. He received the Honoured Artist Certificate in the “Artist of the Year 2020” contest conducted by this organisation. He has participated in numerous exhibitions. One of his paintings, “Something About The Sea Locked Up,” is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
“Haute couture, as the embodiment of handcraft and talent, always stays with me and nourishes me. Sometimes it seems that nothing else can serve as good inspiration as fashion: their history, form, texture. Like ghosts they come to me when I'm working and demand me to use them by imprinting them in my artwork. This often pushes me to create a comedy, sometimes ridiculously grotesque plot through which the tragedy of a person's experiences and anxieties, struggles, and circumstances will be most vividly and acutely felt. I am interested in tearing off the character's mask opposite to the mirror when a person is left alone with himself and his thoughts, yearnings, feelings. I use sexuality and nudity as a tool to show vulnerability, insecurity, and at the same time, passion, and thirst for life, which are eternally inseparable. With the help of chamber scenes in which the characters are left alone with their inner emotions, I want to talk about different degrees of accepting oneself and overcoming human complexes, pains, fears, which on the one hand make you feel vulnerable and helpless, and on the other, harden you and make you stronger. My paintings are greatly influenced by German literature and art and a childhood spent in Stuttgart and Berlin".
WHY A "COSTA" MIGHT BE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU
Costa Gorelov’s art is not only colourful. It has an edge. His art always comes with an erotic vibes. A vibe that makes you wonder about the relations between people. This makes Costa’s work a great edition to any modern day art collection. His art is very hard to come by. It’s outspoken, modern, bright and most of all, sexy.
You can be assured that any work from Costa Gorelov will look extraordinary in any decor. Due to his use of colours and classical elements his work can be entertained by a classical decor, as well as a modern one. Only thing that you need to consider. When you have a "Costa" on the wall, it will be talked about.