Josep Costa Vila

Costa Vila is a spanish painter born in 1953 near Barcelona.

He attended the Art School in 1969. Eight years later he began to work in the studio of Isidre Vicens. In 1979, the artist moved to Paris (Montmartre) where he painted life in cafes and in the streets: the whirlwind of urban life. In 1981, he moved to London, then, four years later, to New York where he began to adopt different media solutions for his works: collages are the most stunning example as he adds advertising and magasine covers to the paintings. His works have won numerous awards between 1983 and 1988. Since 1995 his works were exposed in  several fairs and exhibitions all around the world.