Pietro Costa

Bio

Born in Nuoro in 1949, he graduated from the State Art Institute of Sassari in 1969.
A few years later, he began teaching in Pictorial Disciplines at the State Art Institute of Nuoro which continued until 1992. After a first exhibition of 1975 in Macomer is dedicated exclusively to the design of urban living spaces. In 1987 he started working again in the artistic field, developing his investigation especially in the pictorial expression and deepening the themes related to figuration and chromatic values ​​with bright shades. The creative turn marks her with a solo show at the Galleria Il Portico in Nuoro (1987). Especially since the 90s, he concentrated his exhibition activity through numerous personal and group participation. In these years his research is no longer defined only through pictorial practice but also on the plastic side, first with terracotta and later with large works. In 1991 he exhibited in Nuoro the sculpture The Megalithic necklace, in Piazza Veneto, elements in stone, wood and copper. Colore Calore is the title of the staff set up in Nuoro in 1994 with over three thousand visitors.

Artworks

CONTRASTI

Oil on Canvas
60 × 80 cm

SOSPESO 5

Oil on Canvas
148 × 112 cm

SOSPESO 4

Oil on Canvas
90 × 70 cm

SOSPESO 3

Oil on Canvas
125 × 125 cm

SOSPESO 2

Oil on Canvas
81 × 74 cm

SOSPESO 1

Oil on Canvas
103 × 56 cm

COMPRESSIONE

Oil on Canvas
80 × 60 cm

FIGURA CON BETILE

Oil on Canvas
50 × 100 cm

CHIACCHIERE

Oil on Canvas
35×45 cm

TRE FIGURE

Oil on Canvas
60×50 cm

Events&Exhibitions

In 1995 with a solo show he presented himself in Turin in the The Art Gallery.
Followed by personal exhibitions at the Corte de sos Chiolos, Orgosolo 1996; The treasures of Sardinian culture, at Villa la Tesoriera, Turin 1996; Galleria La Bacheca, Cagliari 1996.
Tensions, solo show at the Municipal Art Gallery, Nuoro 1997.
He is present at the 1st Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi in ​​Abruzzo 1998. In his studio in Costiolu he proposes The spatiality of matter.
The Arconauts, images for the Time in Jazz International Festival, Berchidda 1999.
Also in 1999 he made outdoor sculptures in Nuoro and Ollolai, respectively: The bronze Istiritta fountain and the granite S’Istrumpa.
In 2000, he participated in La Lotta nell’Arte, Coni Filpik, Rome; he creates the terracotta relief for the entrance of the seminary of Nuoro depicting a Madonna and Child and holds the personal Il pastore e la luna, at the Casa-Studio in Nuoro.
In 2001 he exhibited the installation Brusiaos for the MAN in Nuoro and works in iron-tar and for the city itself the bronze monument Il pastore e la luna.
Also in Nuoro he holds a personal painting and sculpture and exhibits pictorial and sculptural works at the Cagliari for Art in Sardinia exhibition, set up at the Municipal Center of Art and Culture Ex-Ma ‘, Cagliari 2002, also creating the sketch for the monument to Roland Garros.
Still in 2002 he took part in the II Triennial of Art and Sport in San Marino and in the Salvatore Fancello Ceramic Art Award, Nuoro 2002/03.
In 2004 he created a protest installation against the war, Piazza delle Grazie, Nuoro.
In 2005 in Nuoro he made a monument to the fallen of all, wars a megalithic circle of twenty-two large blocks of granite
In 2006 he took part in the Carpets of Como festival in the Mini Art Texil event.
In 2007 in Orosei he organized the solo show at the extraordinary Su Probanu space, Forme Colori.
In 2008 in Nuoro, Pinturas, personal exhibition.
In 2009 in Tiana, sacred terracotta figures for the rural church of San Gregorio Magno, six angels, an all-round crucifix and two high-reliefs.
In Sassari, at the Frumentaria space, he presents the Trattas exhibition with the patronage of the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Sassari.
In 2010 Umbras installation in Molineddu in the countryside of Ossi (SS).
Mastros in Nugoro Collective Sculpture at Casa Francesco Ciusa, Nuoro.Casa Ciusa, presenza con due sculture, Nuoro.
Nel 2011 Vernissage M.A.N. Guardarsi l’ombelico, Nuoro.
Ex Collegio dei Gesuiti Sulla superficie della croce, Oliena.
Nel 2010, 2011, 2012, Nuoro teatro Eliseo I, II, III edizione con trofeo premio Ortobene.
Sempre nel 2011 Masedu Padiglione Italia Sardegna, 54° esposizione internazionale d’arte della Biennale di Venezia, Sassari, Sa Mama…..Su Mundu.
– L’opera è costituita da 18 pannelli, ognuno delle dimensioni di cm. 220X89 assemblati in cerchio a formare un cilindro del diametro di cm. 540X220 di altezza.
Si completa con una figura di donna accovacciata in terra refrattaria,cottura Raku, delle dimensioni di cm78x52x42
Nel 2012 è presente a Bosa nel museo MAB, Sinfonie.
Londra, Art House Lewisha, Suberiu unu.
Cagliari, T Hotel, Suberiu duos.
Nuoro, Centro Commerciale Prato Sardo, Sa Mama…..Su Mundu.
Nel 2013 piazza Vittorio Emanuele a Nuoro monumento al finanziere Raimondo Falqui scultura in basalto e marmo
Mostra personale al mercato civico a Nuoro, grande manifestazione con opere pittoriche,scultoree ed installazioni.
2014 La Cupola San Teodoro mostra personale
Aereoporto Alghero : selezione per concorso sistemazione opera d’arte nell’ ingresso voli internazionali.
2015 Invito a tavola Como Miniartextil
Personale nella propria casa studio
Nel 2016 a ferragosto presenta a Nuoro la scultura in bronzo di Grazia Deledda in occasione dell’ottantesimo anniversario del premio nobel
2017 Apro lo studio mostra personale
2019 Naturemortepiù mostra personale a Nuoro
Nel 2020 a Mamoiada presenta l’installazione in ferro cemento in occasione dei fuochi di S. Antonio Terna Award, A Sign.

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