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Costas Picadas

New York, NY

"Mitosis"
Costas Picadas was born in Ioannina Greece. He studied art at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts and art history at the Louvre School in Paris. Picadas’ work has been exhibited, among other places, at Queens Museum- Bulova NY, Budman Gallery NY, Denise Bibro Gallery NY, The Blender Gallery Athens Greece, Gallery Gransart Paris, Mykonos Biennale Greece, The Young Art Fair in Switzerland, Gallery J&J Donguy Paris, Some Young New Yorkers III at PS1 NY, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece, Gallery de Buci Paris, Gallery Anatole Chartres, France, Gallery de Nest Paris, Salon de Montrouge, Paris, W.G. Amsterdam, Holland, and the Festival of Avignon, France. Articles, reviews and critical analysis of Picadas’ work appear in solo and group show catalogues in addition to newspapers and magazines in France, Greece and New York, such as Zing Magazine, Absolute Arts, New York Spaces Magazine and Flash Art. Since 1994 he has been living and working in New York City.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I want my art to be a tool to serve humanity instead of something whose sole purpose is to be visually or aesthetically pleasing. Although that is an important aspect of art, I want my work to serve a greater purpose than surface beauty. It needs to be a statement, a call to action or an expansion of awareness that can be directed towards pertinent issues of our time. For this reason, a lot of my work deals with the natural world. My work’s purpose is to imbue imagery of the natural world with humanity and life in order for our species to move in a direction where we treat the planet with the same reverence we’d want for ourselves."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"My work aims to evoke a kind of physical and psychological healing through the biophilia effect and controlled breathing. Biophilic imagery has been shown to reduce patient anxiety in clinical settings and even reduce the length of a patient’s stay. This is combined with controlled breathing which has the additional effect of supporting immune function."
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"Video is currently my favorite medium for expression. I like to view my art as a living breathing entity and video is the easiest way to convey that. My biophilia series displays expansion and contraction, in overlays of forest undergrowths to human cellular structures, mimicking human respiratory patterns. In this way the work focuses on the shared life between these two subjects, highlighting the humanity in the smallest cells to the tallest trees."
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