Costa by José Pedro Cortes

Costa  
by José Pedro Cortes


80 pages
Color & black and white illustrations
8.25 x 12.5 in.
Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2013

signed

$55



Publisher’s Description: 

14 kms south from Lisboa, where I live, is Costa da Caparica. During the last years I often found myself returning to this magnetic place.
                             - José Pedro Cortes

Costa da Caparica is a place, south of Lisboa - a strip of land that exists between the last stretch of civilization and the beach.

In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location. We are flooded by a strange luminosity; a dazzling and mysterious light which imbues these spaces with a disconcerting and unreal atmosphere, like something seen while in a hypnotic state, encouraging the spectator to participate in a suggestive and paradoxical exploration of individual experience.



Costa by José Pedro Cortes

Costa by José Pedro Cortes
Costa by José Pedro Cortes
Costa by José Pedro Cortes
 
Costa by José Pedro Cortes Pierre von Kleist Editions