Born in 1970 - France
Fernando Costa, who signs his works COSTA, is a French sculpturer and welder born on December 29, 1970 in Sarlat (Dordogne).
The son of Portuguese emigrants who live close to Sarlat (Dordogne), he got a job as a stewart on the ship Queen Elizabeth 2 from 1991 to 1993, and then, from 1994 to 1997, he worked for the Trust Strong House, a global chain of hotels and restaurants. In 1998 he left the hospitality industry to devote themselves to his artistic creation. A contemporary art lover, in 1998 he starts recycling road signs. All his pieces are made from old signs that get a new life. He has his studio in Gignac (Lot)1.
Costa's welded panels usually tell stories, with humor, at the crossing of several artistic movements: New Realism, Pop Art and Street Art. Sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, his works challenge the viewer through their construction and through the place that the artist gives to colors. Costa gives a new life to these urban materials who are both inseparable from our daily lives and part of an universal language. His works are the way he is, both raw and full of subtleties.
SOLO SHOWS & GROUP SHOWS
Art Jingle, Paris (France)
Galerie W, Paris (France)
Grémeaux, Arcachon (France)
French Art Studio, London (UK)
Galerie Nicole Gogat, Aigues-Mortes (France)
Galerie du 13 avril, Biarritz (France)
Sculpture urbaine, pharmacie Lagoubie, Sarlat-la-Canéda (France)
Galerie Li-Space, Pékin (Chine)
Affordable Art Fair New-York (USA)
Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris (France)
Artexpo, Jacob Center, New York (USA)
Art Elysées, Paris (France)
Galerie Calam’art, Geneva (Switzerland)
Galerie des Templiers, La Baule (France)
Galerie De La Barre, Lille (France)
Sculpture urbaine pour la ville de Lagny-sur-Marne (France)
GMAC Paris Bastille (France)
Galerie Art Jingle, Paris (France)
Galerie Louise Londre, Brussels (Belgium)
GMAC Valbonne (France)
Affordable Art Fair Paris (France)
Réalisation de la fresque Mille et une bornes, Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (France)
Galerie Art Jingle (Paris)
Galerie Claude Lamotte, Saint-Tropez (France)
Archives départementales de Chartres, Conseil général Eure-et-Loir (France)
Art Shopping, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
Mac 2000, espace Champerret, Paris (France)
Réalisation de l’arbre métallique pour la commune de Gignac (France)
Inauguration de la sculpture du gymnase de Sarlat-la-Canéda (France)
Gallery 2, Ringwood (UK)
Grand marché d’art contemporain de Paris Bastille (France)
Salon "Métamorphose des matériaux", espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris (France)
Gallery 2, Ringwood (UK)
Galerie Faune et Flore Jean Carré, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France)
Salon d’art contemporain de Valbonne (France)
Centre culturel de Sarlat (France)
GMAC de Paris Bastille (France)
1er Prix sculpture au Salon international d’art contemporain à Toulouse (France)
Exposition permanente à la galerie Fine Art Wimbledon, London (UK)
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