“Passion is a feeling that has no dimension or age; it doesn’t have limits or deadline. It pushes you further and lets you fly without wings. Passion brings positivity in our life; it’s the fuel for dreams, dreams that sometimes become reality. If you think about the concept of art, what would this word be without the ‘passion’? What would be the most beautiful masterpiece without someone full of passion that made it and its viewer? For this reason I like to say that Art is stored in the eyes of the viewer, because everything, without passion is nothing.” Surely, passion is what characterizes Christian practice, without it, he wont be able to carve, chisel, sculpt, engrave for many hours a day, and be covered in dust. This ‘magic’ dust is witness that something is taking shape, something memorable is happening.
Christian ironically defined himself a ‘Dust warrior’. His last series of sculptures ‘Mondi Ammaccati’ fight the detachment of humans from their planet.
“We don’t respect the environment we’re living in anymore, and as consequences the climate changes and humans are facing the power of destructions we are causing”, said Christian. “By being an artist, allows me to use my skills, passion and interest to address these issues. As you could see these sculptures are in some points damaged, this change the visual perception of our world, which doesn’t have a smooth, uniform shape. The viewer can also connect his/her feelings with the words printed on it! What matter for me, is that the viewer is able to establish a connection with my art and take the concept captured with them.”
Christian Costa is an Italian artist based in the countryside of Turin. His working mainly with wood and due to the big noisy is making, he decided to create his work place in a little peaceful village, where he is safe from condemnation.
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