Tara Costello


My paintings examine unfamiliar spaces and the emotive power of the interplay of forms. I work with the combination of color and form as a visual, abstract documentation of  life. Layers of Venetian plaster, raw pigment, and wax troweled onto wood panels build up to create uncanny spaces. I paint to find unexpected beauty in the relationships between rich textures and primitive marks.

I am interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment.  My paintings explore varied and dispersed points of view simultaneously. Through the interplay of the rich texture of plaster, a limited color palette, and geometrical forms, I create spaces which invite multivarious subjects and subjectivities to interact.  The spaces are different snapshots of a day, a mintue’s drive on the interstate, a set of lines in the sky.