Artist Craig Costello worked with photographer Alessandro Simonetti to create this 36-page catalog documenting the creation of two large, commissioned works. The result is an intimate view of Costello’s methods, a significant part of which lies in the creation of the tools he uses to paint, as well as striking vignettes of the final works. Included is an essay by Carlo McCormick about the evolution in Costello’s work from the graffiti writing street culture to abstract painting.
36 pages with cover, black and white on uncoated stock. 7.5 x 10”, 19 x 25.5 cm.
Available on krink.com
Craig Costello is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Painting primarily in a large format, Costello has created canvases and site-specific works around the globe. He is also the owner and operator of Krink Inc.
Alessandro Simonetti is a photographer who has garnered international acclaim through his series of self-published works. Despite coming from a photo-journalistic background, his method and style of shooting is often from a fine art perspective. Renowned for gritty and intense, yet distinctively stylized photographs, one of Simonetti’s main aims is to create timeless images, with the underlying philosophy of finding beauty in the unfamiliar. Simonetti lives and works in NYC.
Carlo McCormick has been writing about art and popular culture for over thirty years and is author of numerous books. He lives in NYC and is senior editor of Paper Magazine.