French Art Studio

Exhibition Details

>'deconstructions' by fernando costa

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abstraction trois couleurs

abstraction trois couleurs

sur pro

sur pro

route mobile 555

route mobile 555

quinzaine

quinzaine

prenoms

prenoms

SOLD
peinture mate

peinture mate

monochrome noir

monochrome noir

monochrome bleu

monochrome bleu

mires d_eau bleues

mires d'eau bleues

lettres bleues

lettres bleues

gravillons

gravillons

graffiti

graffiti

paris braque

paris braque

SOLD
en deux temps

en deux temps

deformee

deformee

Walk the line

walk the line

Walk of life

walk of life

White

white

Rouges

rouges

Renault II

renault II

Renault 1

renault I

Paris Edison

paris edison

SOLD
Numeros bleus

numeros bleus

SOLD
No parking

no parking

New York

new york

Mires d_eau

mires d'eau blanches

Visiting Artists

>french art studio is proud to announce 'deconstructions'- the first solo show by French artist Costa in London.

>Costa breaks into pieces public road signs to create his own compositions, bursting interdiction to define new possibilities. His transgressive art is an act of freedom. Metal or enamel signs arecut into small parts, distorted and re-organised like a jigsaw on a metal frame. These re-constructions raise the question of the perpetuation of established norms and the possibility to evolve whilst recycling cultural heritage.

Costa’s color palette is infinite. Limited originally to the primary colors of public signage, his artworks display richer nuances as a result of the wear of time: red becomes vermillion, yellow fades, black turns into grey and blue into granite… Costa’s color palette has a unique personality: the patina of maturity.

Fernando Costa was born in 1970 in Sarlat. He is the sixth of a seven- children Portuguese family and a self-taught artist. He started his adultlife saling around the world, working on board of the prestigious QueenElizabeth II. During a stop in Los Angeles, he witnessed people pickingup a ‘speed limit’ sign to use it as a picnic table. This scene amused him. But behind the smile, the soul of the hidden artist had just started to thrill! A few years later, in 1998 back to Sarlat in a small weldingworkshop, Fernando became Costa - and embarked on an incredibly creative journey…

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