Clown Dreaming of Queen breaths life and movement. The figures seem to get lost in one another. Layers upon layers of bodies shift and move playfully throughout the painting; like Jester’s spirits trapped within the canvas.Though full of deep meaning, substance and mature subject matter, the painting possesses the playful innocence and freedom of children.
Unlike paintings in past decades, the two rare qualities that the artist achieves in this painting is the ethereal buoyancy of the characters and optical illusions in the paintings. The colors do not just sit and dry on the canvas, they move and shift, bringing the character to life as the figures and shapes seem to float . Dramatic composition and compelling ethereal imagery create a popular, but misunderstood subject (the clown) and place him in a fairytale setting. Throughout time famous writers, artists and movie directors have attempted to blemish the reputation of clowns, but in this surreal story shines a positive light on clowns, restoring their beauty and innocence. Iustinian Ghita, in this once in a life time painting succeeds at returning the jolly soul back into the rightful hands of royalty, where Jester’s were once held in the highest regards by kings and queens. This hopeless romantic of a fool is thrust back into a world of whimsical, surreal fantasy…where dreamers can love freely.