Fernando Costa, also known simply as Costa, is a French artist widely known and recognized for his sculptures made exclusively out of road signs. Self-taught, he inhabits this unexplored universe, cutting and welding the obsolete and recycled road signs, creating colorful compositions. His welded panels usually tell stories with humor and occupy the crossing of several artistic movements, such as Street Art, New Realism, and Pop Art. Sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, Costa’s works always challenge the viewer through their construction and through the place that he chooses to give to each color. Born in Sarlat, he lives and works in Périgord, close to his birthplace.
Featured image: Fernando Costa - La Mer, 2020
(detail). Enameled Plates on metal. 27 3/5 × 27 3/5 × 1 1/5 in. 70 × 70 × 3 cm.
This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galerie Art Jingle