April 11th - May 31st, 2019
7 days a week, 11am–7pm
Thursday late night, 11am–9pm
314 Canal Street, New York City
Costas Picadas’ WIMPs series is part of an ongoing exploration of metaphysical textures in the universe. Inspired by a biblical passage that suggests breath is what powers all life, the artist investigates this possibility in all matter. From building installations to individual moving images, the WIMP's series imitates patterns of human breath that embody a deep dimensional expression. Comprised of multiple layers that shift and twist, and emerge and recede, the artist symbolically examines quantum physics theories of expansion and contraction of the universe. Through abstract imagery and hand-painted particles and neurons, each monochromatic picture offers a distinct breathing pattern. While some particles cyclically push forward and float back in measured counts, others surge ahead with a burst of energy, only to decompose into empty space. Flickering in between hints of focus and galactic swirls, WIMPs series aligns itself with the process of transformation, tracking energy as it changes metabolisms.
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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