Gone are the days that only the rich and famous can gain access to novelty art as innovative artist and entrepreneur, Criss Bellini delivers a novel approach to creating commissioned art. With a new business model that merges the best of the art space and digital media, the artist gives creativity at a friendly rate to all.
Before Criss launched his online gallery, CrissBellini.com, art collectors would shell out no less than a few thousand dollars to access high-quality art. This crux of a system provided little access to art lovers who look to spruce up their homes and businesses with creative works for a friendlier price. With Criss’s avant-garde approach to artwork retail, he delivers original art in the form of limited edition digital prints for as little as 112 dollars per artwork.
The artist’s process is quite simple. The Swedish artist created an original Criss Bellini artwork in his studio using acrylic and mixed media on canvas. The painting is then professionally digitized via high-end photography and reproduced in bulk. But to maintain a sense of exclusivity, only 250 pieces are ever created per artwork. This unique blend of reproduction and commission-work has radically changed the way many art lovers view collecting.
“I haven’t seen people do this type of mix of art before,” explains Criss. “‘Real Art’ is too expensive and mass produced art is for everyone and boring. I’ve found the perfect balance.” The artist’s unique approach has created a loyal following in a short amount of time, resulting in over a dozen artworks getting sold out instantly. Criss has attracted influential clients, such as Swedish model Zhara Nilsson and influencer and music sensation Ruby. Criss currently holds a five-star standing based on over 170 reviews from previous clients.
An original Criss Bellini print artwork often comes in one of two formats. The first is an art print, which uses high-grade museum-quality paper, which gets rolled up and shipped in a protective cardboard tube. The second way is via canvas-print, which comes in “ready to hang” on woven fabric stretched out on a wooden frame and coated with a special water-resistant layer of sealant to protect the artwork from dust and dirt moisture, and scratching.
Criss Bellini hopes that his pursuit of art success would inspire others to turn their passions into a profession. He recalls the many hardships he had to face growing up, including running away with his family to escape war, moving to a new country with a penny to spare, and growing up in poverty. Amidst all the challenges, Criss has risen above all adversities and turned his love for art and all things creative into a full-time profession.
Criss Bellini is an anonymous artist who works behind a mask, as the mask signifies the masks we wear each day. He takes his inspiration from hip-hop culture, and he states he will always take inspiration from there. He has received endless reviews, and though he started making art in January 2020, he has made a million dollars in his first year.
While Bellini’s works have become a household name across Europe, he hopes to penetrate US soil in the coming years and work with world-renowned artists like Virgil Abloh. He also hopes to open collaborations and projects with world-class brands like Louis Vuitton.