Aidan Sartin Conte (a.k.a. Andrea Costantini) 
I was born in 1977 in Pescara (Italy) where I grew up and started my training as photographer and graphic designer. I always had a great passion for art and I turned my passion into a profession initially becoming an illustrator and graphic designer and an artist later. My art is full of symbolism and I try to give a surreal depiction that balance thought and imagination. As an artist I have the opportunity to travel around the world for my exhibits and enjoy the beauty of artworks created by many fantastic artists.

"I’m always been curious about photography and when the Art school introduced me to the darkroom I was literally fascinated. Since I was a child there was a camera around me. My father was a big Nikon fan and he had a huge lens collection. He spent hours taking pictures of my brother and me in our childhood. So I grew up with photography and a curiosity for the pictures. All forms of art inspire me, but one of my greatest influences from early in my career is Surrealism. 
Another source of inspiration for me is the majesty of some architectures: I’m fascinated by what the man has managed to build around him 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. Is the power to escapes the constraints of social and economic differences and the limits of space and time. 

I sleep with my Moleskine and a pencil because most of my ideas come to me at night. I wake up and I write down what I have imagined or dreamed, to be sure to remember everything next morning".
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