28 May 2015

Lasco Project #4
Craig Costello

Palais de Tokyo 13 Avenue du Président Wilson
Paris (FR)


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

Craig Costello 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  the 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.

“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