Sunday, June 07, 2015

Craig Costello for the Lasco Project at Palais De Tokyo in Paris, France

For the Lasco Project's 4th edition, Hugo Vitrani and the Palais de Tokyo continue to explore the urban arts by providing new york artist Craig Costello with a new space to take over.

For the Lasco Project's 4th edition, Hugo Vitrani and the Palais de Tokyo continue to explore the urban arts by providing new york artist Craig Costello with a new space to take over.
„When I used to write, the dripping was my signature. Today it’s not about writing my name anymore. By removing the writing from the equation I got even more interested in the drips: they trundle along freely according to the wind, the inclination, the gravity and the different textures of the support. It’s a very organic process.“
Craig Costello aka Krink deploys his monumental extinguisher paintings on the Palais de Tokyo outside arches.  His abstract landscapes get freezed through a movement of both delicateness and violence. His radical technique doesn’t allow any second chance. 
On the wide 50 meters long and 10 meters high surface of  he Arches Wilson, Craig Costello brings his painting face to face with the old stones and the wild ever-present nature. He draws a long path similar to a procession in a subway tunnel filled with a powerful baroque light.

The Palais de Tokyo decided in 2012 to dedicate part of its programme to urban arts. The Lasco Project was born. Interventions by artists in the bowels of the Palais’ building have since been inscribing the street into art history. Since December 2012, roughly sixty international talents have been part of the action, including Futura 2000, O’Clock, Mode 2, Boris Tellegen, Dran, Skki, Evol, Vhils, Azyle, HorfĂ©e and Ken Sortais, duo Lek & Sowat as well as Cleon Peterson to name but a few. The project is curated by Hugo Vitrani.

Continue reading for a bunch of extra images and if you are in the area, you'll be able to visit the Lasco Project every Saturdays and Sundays from May 30th to June 21st 2015 at 12.30 pm.























Some pictures by Aurelien Mode and Nicolas Gzeley

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