French photographer José Costa was born in 1971 in Paris in the house of a great patron of the arts. From a young age, he was surrounded by hundreds of modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures and began to refine his artistic eye. He would sit silently in front of paintings for hours. These works of art became this solitary little boy’s imaginary playmates. A few years later, he began to express his fascination for art through photography. At age 16, José Costa produced his first images. He tried his hand at several genres and discovered architecture to be a multifaceted art form. Through his singular photographic style, the artist attracts our attention to urban landscapes, the influence of pictorial art on our modern societies, and uncovers an abstract aesthetic that is usually invisible.
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