Claus Costa (Rio de Janeiro, 1971) is a Brazillian artist. when he was 5 years old, Claus Costa moved to the state of Paraná, in the south part of the country to live at his grandfather´s farm. Later on he moved to the city of Maringá, in the same state, where he lived with his grandparents. By this time, influenced by his aunt who was a sculptor and a drawer, he started to develop a taste for arts. His paintings are always constructed from drawing and become more colorful and lively with every brush stroke. Through his technical painting skills and use of color he knows how to create energy and emotions in his work. Claus Costa´s techniques give his artwork a distinguishing mark of exclusivity, there´s no way of doing a piece exactly like another. Some of these techniques are oil, acrylic, textures and pasting.
Costa’s mind is a roller coaster of ideas and influences. With bright colors, he puts powerful and often icons from history, such as Marilyn Monroe, Maria Callas and Jim Morrison. His gestural expresses the contemporary world´s dynamism in which contrasting ideas and facts of the past are permanently present.
Claus has the power and sensitivity to work with many elements on an empty canvas with the delicate and expressive sides of his own intense emotions. The results are always contemporary and have the power to communicate with us directly. The artist likes to process different materials and eventually to paint them, so they form a whole.
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