September 10, 2020
Jacqui Palumbo writes about Giacomo Costa for CNN, describing how “Costa’s imagery strikes an unsettling tone, reminiscent of urban centers recently put under strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.” The article draws further connections between Costa’s futuristic cityscapes and the ‘Blade Runner’ adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” as well as the landscape of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Palumbo writes “he depicts sculptural feats of architecture, their damaged facades eclipsing towering skylines. More of his scenes reveal the husks of buildings overgrown with dense, green plants as woods overtake the remains of empty cities… Yet, despite his desolate visions of the future, Costa strikes an optimistic tone. ‘We have to take care of ourselves and our relatives and people around us, he said. ‘We are all connected.'”
Read the full article on the CNN website here.
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