Angelo Valentino – Artist

Where is the Art?


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There are no images of my Artwork on this website.

I am going to ask you, to trust me and pay for my Art on pure blind faith, then I will send you an Artwork, I believe among the best works I have yet produced. This is how it will go: send me a message below, with full payment of $25,000 in advance, and so I can know a little about you, I need you to describe (as best you can remember) a recent vivid dream or daydream you have had. I also need the postal address where the Artwork is to be delivered. That’s it, if you are in, please go to the bottom of this page and I we can start …

Are you maybe thinking something like: “This is the internet, send money to a unknown person on line, probably some kind of con?” Well…no it’s not dear buyer, honestly.

Let’s be truthful for a just moment: Even the idea of buying valuable Artwork without ever seeing it and on the internet, is not what very many people on this planet would even dream of doing? Everyone will tell you that you are making some kind of mistake. Normal humans are programmed to distrust everything, we suspect each other and ultimately people even distrust themselves… let alone someone claiming to be an Artist they just found on the internet. This site is based my “uniquely stupid” concept that there exist people that might trust in Art and trust in themselves enough to buy my Artwork on just a feeling thats almost too crazy to explain in words.

Yes, this is about trust, faith and a feeling that has not lied to you in the past, you just ignored it, mostly.

Today I hope you won’t.

This site and these words, I hope, will be discovered by people who have the ability to make brave choices and who know by rational intuition, intelligent curiosity or some divine instinct, when they have come across some good, hidden here.

If that describes, you and you are not frightened by the investment – then just go directly to the bottom of this page, there you can order your own work, see for yourself and display it at home or at work. Your friends and others may have heard something about me, but they will not have been able to see this new work for themselves before that moment, no matter who they are or what they say.

Here is something about this Art and why you might become a new purchaser, common sense still intact.

About my recent works:

“On seeing his work I now totally get it. That any copy of these is seen before the achingly beautiful originals would spoil an opportunity to feel something real, for me it was a wave of emotion, of inner Joy.”

Jane Ballentine – Ballentine Collection USA

“There is something intense locked into these pictures.”

Eleanor Golden – Chateau la Faux, Pont Du Gard, France.

“Standing in front of the large imposing images, is an authentic experience. These days art is rarely if ever this affecting and this dare I say it, compelling.”

Matthew Steeples – The Steeple Times. London

“I could not speak, I felt these photographs touch my soul.”

Usher Raymond

“One of today’s most important hero artists, working intentionally in near anonymity”

Stanton – Arts Review

Public:

“I would sell my soul and own one of these”

“Listen to me, I know a thing or two about art, if these are not selling for $1.5m in a couple of years for the injustice I will burn down the Louvre, the Tate and the MET”

“The most beautiful single thing I have seen in my life”

Modern life: Technology has given us a thousand forms of irresistible instant gratification and unrelenting distraction from self awareness. Sometimes it takes a slight disruption, to make us recall a promise we all make to ourselves and break immediately: To have only genuine people and good things around us, things that bring value and meaning, not more expensive noise and pretty trash. I today, can give that to you, but you are going to have to TRUST a quiet voice on the internet, one who asks you to make that trust real, $25,000 real. For ordinary people that is already way, way, waaay too much.

There is a total absence of my Art on the internet: This is odd as I have been making Art since before internet Art started, I welcomed the digital age and use technology with no fear… but I have some good reasons to keep my Artwork exclusively in real-life only. In the early days it was to stop people copying my original works and maintain my exclusivity, but there was and is another more personal reason; A screen is not the right place to show great works of Art. I used to try to have a small real life exhibition every few years and show works the old fashioned way: fancy locations, nice invitations, people come, some people like, enough buy. When the internet started I saw the web as a wonderful canvas for new types of Art, but not as a good sales room for great works, so I did something, that is unique: I wrote this and sent it out to everyone who had collected or wanted to display any of my works:

“I kindly ask that all collectors, galleries and museums that are in possession of my signed artworks NOT to EVER make or reproduce any copies or images of said works online, on their websites or on any social media, even in an effort to help expand awareness in me or my Art.”

Sticking to my principles means that selling my Art is not at all easy and to some people I am a kind of self enchanted ghost, nothing shown on the internet = Artist no exist… And to be honest that is OK, I wish them all the best, I don’t need my work to join the streaming petabytes of humanity’s constant immaterial noise; people’s pets, food, and flexing, slowly obscuring all light from within. The work I will send you took a decade to craft and it was not so people could swipe swipe stop swipe swipe forget. It was a journey, accross time and space, and has resulted in you being here now to read and know this about the picture I will send you:

These new works are all true answers to imperfect human questions. That’s why I ask you for your dream.

My Artwork can only be bought in this unique way, it will belong to a “self selecting few, brave and interesting people. Please do something incredible and be a part of this amazing journey. I trust you, and I trust this Art will find a way though to you. I hope you can afford it.



Artist’s Statement About Recent Work.


“Making this latest collection of 38 photographic works consumed nearly ten years, it was exciting to start, but to take it to “perfection” was the hardest thing I have ever done and finished.

To make this thing that can be called Art, beyond just a beautiful visual account of the human condition, needed a wholly different process: to completely obfuscate of all the cotton, hay and rags of life, and to look clear heartedly inward and own the truth of one’s time, to exclude repetitions, excise vanities, cut away sentiments, and pull a distilled insight out of meaning, so as to be relevant to others.

Each step a slowmotion battle against an army of monsters, common distractions and warm jealousy.

All this to reach a place where Art has power beyond any sorcery of matter or new arrangement of old words.

If done right, something life altering can happen when enough emotion, experience and human honesty are concentrated at one time and in one object. In that moment something strikes deep inside and the meanings of common words can be changed, and things ugly written are reset, anything can be forgiven, a life transformed.”

Angelo Valentino


Buy

1 ArtWork = $25,000

(One very large photographic print)


Signed Artwork by Angelo Valentino.

For a very limited time and only from this website, pay now you can buy an Artwork direct from the Artist.

Here are the 3 things to know when placing an order.

1*) Tell me in a few words, about a dream you have had. I will then choose or make a new Artwork based upon what you tell me, your dream will always remain private.

2) The work may take a little time to produce and deliver, you will be fully informed.

3) The Artwork is sold unseen. If you are not happy with what you receive, just send it back. All monies will be returned, minus 8% and costs.

My Promise: If the price and words I ask are received, your new large finished signed Artwork will be produced and sent to you, without fail. No clever stuff, no tricks, it is worth what I ask and more.

Delivery is included.

(plus United Kingdom sales tax where applicable)


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