Photographer Bio

COSTAS PICADAS BIO

Born in 1966 in Ioannina, Greece and studied at the Division of Contemporary Arts at the Ecole du Louvre of Paris and now residing in New York City.

Contributing photographer to international press agencies including Sygma, Gamma and Sipa Press

Freelance photographer for architectural and real estate firms such as Brown Harris Stevens, JP Heim & Associates, Costas Kondylis & Associates,

Fawn Galli, Novogratz, Cathy Triant Buxton, Penbrook & Ives

Published in several international books on Interior Design and Architecture as well as over 150 editorial titles in over 30 countries

Formed Dlux Images (www.dluximages.com) in 2009 with Inke Boisseau-Beville as an online archive of interior features for editorial publication and

Dlux Editions (www.dluxeditions.com) in 2015 for the sale of Fine Art Limited Edition Prints and custom designed Art Books

 

Selection of Solo Exhibitions:

Galarie Gransart of Paris (1992)

La Ruée Vers L'Eure at Chartres, France (1993)

New Medical Center of Orleans, France (1992)

Musée du Grand Orient de France of Paris (1992)

Ex-Voto at St. Romain Space of New York (1993)

Triad for Public Installations of Athens (1994)

Piscine public installation in Angers, France (1999)

Queens Museum of New York (2000)

Budman Gallery of New York (2003)

Gallery L-S Elouda, Greece (2003).

Selection of Group Exhibitions

Galerie de Nestle of Paris France (1990, 1991, 1993)

International Art Competition, New York (1990)

Exposition Internationale d'Arts Plastiques - Palais des Arts of Nice, France (1991)

Festival d'Avignon of Avignon France (1991)

Institute Espagnol de Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine France (1991)

SPADEM - Associates des Arts Plastiques of Paris (1992)

Espace Michael Simon of Noisy-le-Grande, France (1992)

Hotel Imperial of Annecy, France (1992)

Mini Print Slovenia at the International Exhibition of Slovenia 1993

Novembre a Vitry of Vitry-sur-Seine, France (1993)

Itineraire at Levallois-Peret, France (1993)

Amsterdam W.G. of Amsterdam Holland 1993

Biennal de Peinture of Issey-les-Moulineaux, France (1993)

Hospital Saint Louis of Paris (1993)

Galerie Gransart of Paris (1993)

Salon de Montrouge of Montrouge, France (1994)

Graphic Arts Fair at Waldorf Astoria of New York (1995)

Galerie Anatole of Chartre, France (1995)

Galerie de Buci of Paris (1995)

Salon de Mai of Paris (1995)

The Young Art Fair of Basel, Switzerland (1999)

Gallery J&J Donguy of Paris (1999)

Criss Cross: Some Young New Yorkers III at P.S.1 of New York (1999)

Kappatos Gallery of Athens (1999)

Gallery Michael Lombardi of New York (2001)

Denise Bibro Gallery of New York (2003)

Mykonos Biennale 2013

Ithaka Art Festival "Ithaka Returned" (2013)

The Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece (2015)

Voce Di, New York City (2015)

Statement

The work of Costas Picadas takes on a form that strays from traditional photography of city skylines. Instead of going for the typical view of the landscape format following the horizon line, Costas' photos depict an alternative from the straightforwardness of most other architectural photographers, and they remind us that photography does not always depict things as they actually are. Even his commercial work has a certain fine art tinge to it. His photographs are not extreme plays on geometry or angle or about social use and interaction, but a delicate balance of the two.