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Eu­gene, OR,

Gene Costanza is a con­tem­po­rary re­al­ist painter of tra­di­tional sub­ject mat­ter, fo­cus­ing mainly on land­scape. His pri­mary goal is ex­plor­ing great lo­ca­tions, look­ing for great ma­te­rial and spend­ing time do­ing so with great peo­ple.

Costanza or­ches­trates paint­ings that en­gage view­ers and in­vites them to en­ter his world. By cap­tur­ing the light and at­mos­phere, the feel and smell, the wind and wave, he hopes to share places that mean some­thing to him and the mo­ments that evoke some of the com­mon feel­ings we share.

Af­ter over 25 years in law en­force­ment, Costanza felt the de­sire to re­turn to the artistic en­deav­ors he’d aban­doned in his early 20s. Though dor­mant, there was a con­stant un­der­ly­ing de­sire to again delve into the mys­tery of paint, light and sub­ject mat­ter. Costanza be­lieves it took a decade and a half of dis­ci­pline to mold his per­sonal ten­den­cies so he could study and work as hard as one needs to in the dif­fi­cult en­deavor of mak­ing a good painting.

1Gene Costanza’s work on view at Prin­ci­ple Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.

2Gene Costanza, Flot­sam and Jet­sam, oil on linen, 20 x 40"

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