has drawn inspiration for his prolific works of art
from board travels and his abundant life
experiences as both a visitor and resident
of numerous countries around the world.
Born in Russia in 1968, Costa developed
his unique brand of art through his extensive schooling
at the Art College and the Academy of Arts in Moscow.
His passion and talent for art was recognized by
Russia’s Union of Young Artists when he received
the Development of The Year Award in 1997.
Through his paintings Costa goes
beyond the obvious to uncover the symbolism within the
human aspect of daily life. His creativity and style come
alive through his works depicting dark and surreal imagery.
As a viewer of Costa’s images, one is transported
to a world of fictional proportions that exists in the
recesses of the artist’s mind.
Metamorphosed human and animal figures shrouded
in darkness, suggest the existence of a distorted world-order.
These images evoke one to closely examine and question
the reality of what one sees. Through his artwork, Costa
challenges the observer to not only understand the scope
of the actual image, but to also comprehend the feelings
that the image provokes. His paintings are as bold as
the statements that they make, and it is up to each individual
to decipher what the meaning behind the image really is.
art has achieved international recognition. It has been
featured in many private and public exhibits on European
and North American stage, and has been sold to many private
collection in Europe, the United States and Canada.