Optical Grey 4 by Silvio Balestra

Optical Grey 4

Digital c-print lightjet, Diasec ®Grieger plexy plate on dibond plate. Unique edition 28×41 in. | cm. 70×105

THE ARTIST

The Italian artist Silvio Balestra presently lives and works in Triest.

Since the year 2007, he professionally entered the world of art with his research on experimental photography by caring about its abstract and conceptual aspects. He gives another meaning to the natural light by placing it in a black and white world where every recognizable shape practically disappears.

Most of Art critics and Art journalists call him “The Art photographer of the natural light.”

In the some Interviews the artist use to say “Starting from the etymology of the word photography that means – “writing with light”, or rather “painting” with light – I decided I had to go beyond classical photographic realism, equivalent to figurative painting, to reach its abstract dimension to get to the essence of things, removing all superfluous and misleading adjuncts, a different way of conceiving reality, placing the one which is hidden, invisible, not easily adaptable to our vision, or rather to the way we want to see the world “

In the last ten years, he has attended numerous group and solo exhibitions collaborating with several galleries in Italy and abroad. For example in Italy he exhibited his artworks in Turin, Milan, in the famous museum Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, his works are selected for exhibition the Art-Biennale di Venezia, and abroad he exhibits in Canada, in Spain, in Germany, in the Czech Republic, and in Norway.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

We ship worldwide and usually artworks are delivered within 28 days from the order. However, if your country is on the international fraud black-list, this will prevent us from taking your order. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Coverage for Loss or Damage

All shipments are fully insured. We refund 100% payment for artworks damaged in shipment.

Return Policy/Satisfaction Guarantee

You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 24 hours after delivery by e-mailing us at [email protected] Your product must be complete, and in ‘as new’ condition as you received it in.
You will receive a full refund upon satisfactory return of the goods, and the cancellation is free of charge provided you inform us that you intend to cancel within this 24 hour period and return the goods within a reasonable period of time, postage for the return of the goods will be required to be made by the customer.  Please note that we cannot cancel your purchase when you are unable to provide proof of purchase or the goods have been damaged since delivery.Refunds are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and are issued within 7 working days of the item being received back to the gallery.  A full refund would be for the amount showing on the buyers invoice.

Notification of Shipping and Tracking the Order

After your order has been placed we will confirm receipt of the order and keep you informed as to the progress of your order. Then we will email or telephone you when the order has been shipped with the expected date of arrival. If for any reason you do not receive correspondence, please contact us.  Shipping times vary depending on location and carrier service. The carrier will provide an estimate of delivery time at the time of shipping. If that date has passed or you have any other concerns about your order, please contact us and we will track your shipment.

Duties and Taxes

There are no duties to pay within North America on art. Internationally, whilst in our experience it rarely happens, depending on your local customs office you may be required to pay duties and taxes, usually cash-on-delivery. Kontemporary Art has no control over or responsibility for this, and has no way of determining what your duties and taxes may amount to. We encourage you to contact your local postal service or customs bureau for more specific information.

Email or call us at 1-888-468-9646 or 1-403-606-6551 for custom shipping quote.

FINANCING OPTIONS

LEASING PLAN:

Our leasing proposal is addressed to both corporations and individual collectors. Kontemporary Art makes fine art more accessible by reducing the client’s financial commitment, as well as their investment in terms of time and logistics. Undeniable advantages makes of our leasing plan the most attractive and efficient financial tool to enrich art collections at any level.

Conservation of capital: The capital conserved while leasing art as an operating expense can be utilized for other capital expenditures.

Conservation of credit: A lease is not a loan. Borrowing reduces lines of credit. Leasing is an operating expense and hence, allows the customer increased borrowing capacity.

Off balance sheet financing: An operating lease keeps the debt, and the corresponding asset, off the company’s balance sheet. Therefore, borrowing debt covenants are circumvented, financial ratios are enhanced and borrowing capacity is increased.

Tax benefits: An operating lease may allow 100% of the monthly payment to be included as an operating expense. Bank financing would allow only the interest costs to be included as operating expenses. Check with your tax advisor to determine how this may lower pre-tax income and reduce taxes.

Flexible financing: Leasing provides fixed rate financing with specially structured terms to accommodate the specific needs of the company.

Flexible lease structure: KontemporaryArt offers flexible leasing options to meet business’s unique needs.

Sample plan for artwork priced C$ 3,000.00 before sales tax.

12 month lease   272.79
24 month lease   147.51
36 month lease   104.73
48 month lease    84.24
60 month lease    72.15

C$ 25 buy-out price before sales taxes in the province where you live.

Email or call us at 1-888-468-9646 or 1-403-606-6551 for custom leasing plan.

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DIGITAL HANGING SERVICE

DIGITAL HANGING SERVICE


This free service will let you visualize your artwork of choice in your home using digital technology, while avoiding physical transportation and installation of the painting. This is the most realistic and immediate way to see what the artwork will look like in your home or office.

Simply send us a digital photo of the wall space in your home or office where you envision placing one or more artworks available on this website. The photo should be taken in full daylight and of best quality possible. We will return your image to you with your artwork digitally hung for your consideration. It’s that simple! This unique service is offered at no cost to you.

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