Fernando COSTA works with a particular medium: enamelled metal plates, a true French cultural heritage. With these metal pieces, mainly from signage, streets, the Parisian metro or enamel advertising plates, he creates mosaics. Cut, assembled then welded, these enamelled plates are transformed into multicoloured coated sculptures. Two universes rub shoulders: one abstract, with its coloured or monochrome bas-reliefs, the other resolutely figurative, using pictograms for narrative purposes.
Through his recumbent sculptures, Costa revives a part of our collective past that comes to life again in his works. Filled with symbols of the 50s and 60s, Costa awakens the nostalgia of the collector who is free to tell his own story.
The strength and originality of Fernando COSTA’s work has been generating great enthusiasm for several years now among an increasingly wide public. Acquisitions by public collections but also by major private collectors as well as the singularity of his work make him an artist in his own right.