We are pleased to count the unbelievably talented, Concetta Antico, as one of our clients. As an artist, Concetta has been known for her use of intense color and values. For years, most just thought her use of color was her “style” but come to find out, there is actually a scientific reason. Concetta was recently diagnosed with Tetrachromacy. Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four different types of cone cells in the eye.
Human beings with tetrachromacy are called tetrachromats, hence why Concetta is considered to be a Tetrachromat Artist. Most people have three cones on their eye, a color blind person would have two. To have four is incredibly rare, in fact only 2-3% of the world female population is thought to be tetrachromatic. Concetta is currently in a study with Dr. Jay Nietz, University of Washington, the leading scientific researcher worldwide on color vision.
“Prof. Jay Neitz has tested Concetta, and identified her as possessing the remarkable collection of genes that provide the building blocks for tetrachromacy — the same configuration thought to impart a “richer” or “heightened” sense of color experience. Since learning she possesses these genes, Concetta has been consulting experts and actively pursuing scientific demonstrations of the precise ways her color perception differs from that of a normal color vision observer. She has successfully identified and recently begun working with several local scientists who are experts in the area of color perception. This collaboration has kept her busy volunteering for a series of color perception investigations that will determine exactly how her color perception varies from that of other healthy normal color percievers. The rigorous scientific demonstration of Concetta’s perceptual capabilities will demonstrate unequivocally, using the most objective methods known to science, how and in what ways Concetta’s color perception differentiates her from all other painters who possess the normal form of full color vision trichromacy. The fruits of these collaborative labors should be ripe for the pick in the near future.” – Dr. Kimberly Jameson, University of California, Irvine.
Coupled with the latest offering will be the release of important imperative scientific results which will unequivocally show her unique super color vision by the close of 2014. Do not miss the opportunity to marvel and purchase one of her latest magnificent tetrachromatic oil paintings. The value and demand of which is steadily increasing since her amazing discovery less than a year ago…
Join us on Saturday, November 16th for Concetta’s most recent show, Divine Intervention. For more information, visit http://www.anticofineart.com/events