Melanie Costa

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who is primarily working with the aesthetics and identity of the everyday. I wish to play with the illusions of monetary value we see in our culture. Today’s society is dominated by consumerism. There is undeniable pressure to consume. I aim to capture the familiarity of these experiences that appear to visually repeat over and over. I chose to use repetition, in colours, forms, text and symbols, for a dual purpose: it is meant to deflate the notion of originality while elevating the mundane aesthetic experiences of our everyday lives. I wanted to speak specifically to consumerism and superficialities at the surface level in a confrontational, bold and crass approach to pop-culture; Communicating these ideas through the use traditional sculpture and modern technology. 

MelC_Monies.jpg

Monies

MDF board, acrylic paint, spray paint, stonehenge

Money_closeup_0006_Layer 0.jpg
Money_closeup_0002_Layer 4.jpg

Monies, detail

MDF board, acrylic paint, spray paint, stonehenge

MelC_LOL#1.jpg

LOL

Projection, video

LOL3.jpg
LOL4.jpg

LOL, details

Projection, video

LOL

Video

Contact

@textandcolour

melaniekcosta@gmail.com