Hans de Castellane, painter & gallery owner
CAPE COD


Hans began his career as a mural painter, with over 150 murals to his credit including a recent project in the lobby of the Chatham Orpheum Theater. He teaches mural painting in public schools, private paint lessons, hosts Ladies Paint Parties and works on his own paintings at his gallery / studio located in downtown Dennisport.

Hans grew up on Cape Cod and below are colorful, stylized portraits of some of his favorite Cape landmarks, from Chatham to Provincetown. There is an emphasis in these images on architecture and light, much like Edward Hopper, who did much of his work on the Cape. His style and technique give these unique paintings a youthful energy, using heavy amounts of paint at times to build a texture and occasionally decoupaging hidden elements into the work. The show was very well received and only one of the original 18 pieces from that series is currently available. Hans has signed limited edition Giclee prints as well as ceramic Tiles available of many of the works.

Print prices are unframed and [$framed]



Commercial Street (Provincetown)
2008 | 17 x 21 | Acrylic on Canvas | Decoupaged Images | $3400 Original
PRINT:
16 x 20 Limited Edition of 100 - $250 [$325]
TILE:
8 x 10 - $45



Eldredge Park (Orleans)
Original was raffled by the Orleans Firebirds in 2013
PRINT:
22 x 17 Limited Edition of 50 - $275 [$350]
TILE:
8 x 10 - $45



Days Cottages (Truro)
PRINT:
(Large Print edition of 100 sold out)
24 x 8 Limited Edition of 1500 - $125
TILE:
12 x 3 (Diptych) - $38



Wellfleet Drive-In
PRINT:
11 x 14 Limited Edition of 100 - $175 [$225]
TILE:
8 x 10 - $45



Seaview Street (Chatham)
PRINT:
12 x 12 Limited Edition of 100 - $225
TILE:
8 x 8 - $45



Rock Harbor (Orleans)
PRINT:
12 x 12 Limited Edition of 100 - $225
24 x 24 Limited Edition of 50 - $425
TILE:
8 x 8 - $45



Oak Bluffs
PRINT:
16 x 20 Limited Edition of 100 - $250 [$325]
8x10 Tile - $45



Nauset Beach (Orleans)
PRINT:
11 x 14 Limited Edition of 100 - $175 [$225]
TILE:
8 x 10 - $45



Lobster Pot (Provincetown)
PRINT
16 x 20 Limited Edition of 100 - $250 [$325]
TILE:
8 x10 - $45



Information Booth (Chatham)
PRINT:
11 x 14 Limited Edition of 100 - $175 [$225]
TILE:
8 x 10 - $45



Brant Point (Nantucket)
PRINT
20 x 8 Limited Edition of 100 - $100
TILE:
12 x 3 (Diptych) - $38

Hans has been painting his entire life after, and his grandmother signed him up for weekly paint lessons at the age of six. He graduated in 1999 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BFA in Graphic Design at which time he returned to the Cape and began painting murals. Hans has traveled the country for both commercial and residential projects, including murals for 2 episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that aired in spring of 2008 on ABC. Hans also loves teaching and often leads youth projects where he oversees large scale public murals painted entirely by students of all ages, working with Cape schools and more recently with ArtsLink, a Cape based non-profit youth arts foundation. He has worked with Nauset, Chatham, Harwich and DY schools.

Hans is currently working on a series of paintings, a stylized and bold portrait of his beloved Formula 1 Auto Racing, paintings that convey the speed, glamour, history, cutting edge technology, opulence, and passion of the sport. He has envisions a piece where a red Ferrari cuts through the streets of Monaco…or 2008 champion driver Lewis Hamilton’s chrome McLaren reflecting the bright lights from the night race in Singapore. Formula One is the most capital intensive and globally popular sport in the world and will blend two of Hans’ greatest loves – racing and painting. Hans attends Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin Texas every year, and there are plans for one in the New York City area in 2015. Hans is excited to share these works with the American fans in New York during that event.


Schumacher
48 x 12
Acrylic on Panel with 2 part Epoxy coating
$3200


Senna at Monaco
19 x 12
Acrylic on Mounted Canvas with 2 part Epoxy coating
$2000


1977 Porsche 911
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD (Commission)





Cheetah
50 x 40
Color Photography / Acrylic Paint on Archival Cotton Paper
SOLD (Commission)

de Castellane has been working recently on pieces where he paints directly onto photographic prints, like the image above. Hans had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the photographers that have exhibited at the gallery, here are a few examples:


The Girl
24 x 24 image
de Castellane / Molina
Color C-Print, Acrylic Paint, Decoupaged Rice Paper with ink.
SOLD



Guardian Angel
36 x 36
de Castellane / Molina
Color Photography, Acrylic Paint, Decoupaged Leaves and Lithograohy on panel
SOLD




Waiting for a Kiss
36 x 36
de Castellane / Molina
Color Photography, Acrylic Paint, Copper Wire on panel
$4500


This is actually Hans’ favorite piece that he has ever done. de Castellane collaborated with Rowland Scherman using a large black and white print of Jim Morrison and decoupaged reproductions of Jim Morrison's drawings and poetry, photos of Jim as a child, and painted onto the print. It is signed by both de Castellane and Scherman, with Morrison’s signature decoupaged in from are production of his Will. Hans wanted to paint what Jim might be thinking when he turned his head away from the microphone, lost in ideas and the tumult of his life. This work marks Hans de Castellane’s first time collaborating with another photographer.


This Is The End
52 x 40
de Castellane / Scherman
Black and White Photography, Decoupaged images, Acrylic Paint on Archival Cotton Paper
Matted and Framed
SOLD
Prints available


Imagine
41 x 34
de Castellane / Scherman
Black and White Photography, Decoupaged images from magazines and newspapers, Acrylic paint on Archival Cotton Paper
Framed with non-reflective Museum Glass
$6000
Prints available

Hans collaborated with Roger Hoit on a painting / photography piece as part of the "Eyes of Africa" photo exhibition and AMREF fundraiser that was on display in May. The eyes of five animals for his photographs are decoupaged into this portrait of a Messai boy on the day of his circumcision ritual. Hans wanted to paint a visceral portrait of Africa, conveying the dichotomy of its beauty as well as the continent's ongoing hardships.


Eyes of Africa
48 x 32 image
de Castellane / Hoit
Color Photography, Acrylic Paint on Archival Cotton Paper
SOLD



The following few pieces are from a series where Hans paints directly on the human form, photographs the subject, and paints into the print, creating layers within the sensual multi-media works.

This piece is a portrait of Hans' friend Lynda, who loves Frida Kahlo, and wanted a variation of her "Broken Column" painting.


Lynda as Frida
17 x 24
Paint on the Human Form, Color Photography, Nails, Acrylic Paint on Panel
SOLD




Pianissimo
8 x 10
Paint on the Human Form, Color Photography, Decoupaged Sheet Music, Acrylic Paint
SOLD


Hans welcomes Russell Simmons to the Brooklyn gallery for a private fundraiser for The Diamond Empowerment Fund, building schools in Africa. Hoit's "Eyes of Africa" photography show was the backdrop for this fantastic evening.


The Brooklyn Gallery also hosted an event with Roger Hoit that raised over $32,000 for AMREF, raising money for medical research in Africa.

For info on mural or painting commissions please email hans@decastellanegallery.com or call 508-292-0959