Artist Craig Costello worked with photographer Alessandro Simonetti to create this 36-page catalog documenting the creation of two large, commissioned works. The result is an intimate view of Costello’s methods, a significant part of which lies in the creation of the tools he uses to paint, as well as striking vignettes of the final works. Included is an essay by Carlo McCormick about the evolution in Costello’s work from the graffiti writing street culture to abstract painting.
36 pages with cover, black and white on uncoated stock. 7.5 x 10”, 19 x 25.5 cm.
Available on krink.com
Craig Costello is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Painting primarily in a large format, Costello has created canvases and site-specific works around the globe. He is also the owner and operator of Krink Inc.
Alessandro Simonetti is a photographer who has garnered international acclaim through his series of self-published works. Despite coming from a photo-journalistic background, his method and style of shooting is often from a fine art perspective. Renowned for gritty and intense, yet distinctively stylized photographs, one of Simonetti’s main aims is to create timeless images, with the underlying philosophy of finding beauty in the unfamiliar. Simonetti lives and works in NYC.
Carlo McCormick has been writing about art and popular culture for over thirty years and is author of numerous books. He lives in NYC and is senior editor of Paper Magazine.
Elle stopped by. #krink campus visits.
Krink is pleased to announce the addition of the K-80 Permanent Paint Stick to the Krink family. The K-80s are solid sticks of opaque paint protected by a durable barrel for clean transportation, and easy handling. Writes on most surfaces rough or smooth; wet, oily, or dry; even under water!
Colors do not run, fade, peel, chip, or rub off. The K-80 is available in five opaque colors.
Available now in our web shop.
Modernica and Krink team up to bring a new color with a unique shimmer to a California design icon. Understated and neutral at first-glance, a closer look reveals the Krink Fiberglass Side-Shell shines in classic Krink silver. The individual strands of fiberglass catch and hold the silver-pigments producing a soft luster with changing light and perspective. As two companies who produce handmade goods in the USA, we are extremely pleased with this collaborative work that sees New York City and Los Angeles sensibilities perfectly combined. The Krink Fiberglass Side-Shell chair is made using the original mold and production techniques specifically designed by pioneers in mid-century American design.
The Krink Fiberglass Side-Shell chair comes in Krink silver with solid walnut dowels, black wire, and embossed plate on bottom with Krink logo. Open edition. Handmade in the USA.
Available from modernica.net
Modernica is a company founded on the principles and the passion of the vibrant North American Modernism movement. This era is often said to have originated in Los Angeles with the Case Study® Program in 1945. Modernica embraces this Modernist movement’s ethos. The ideals established in this period were the basis on which the quintessential California lifestyle was imagined and created. Simple design, high quality, high-functionality, and accessibility are the basic tenets, which drive our company. This clear vision and commitment has enabled Modernica to transform from our beginnings as a vintage store to our current position as a distinguished manufacturer and designer of Modern furniture and lighting. Modernica occupies a factory located in Los Angeles with over 100 employees who proudly handcraft each piece of furniture one-by-one. www.modernica.net
Craig recently returned from Turkey where he participated in Language of the Wall, a group show at the Pera Museum in Istanbul. Check out the photos below, as well as the new craigcostello.org website.
Stop by if you’re in Istanbul. Language of the Wall runs through October 5th – Pera Museum, Asmalı Mescit Mh. Meşrutiyet Cd No:141, Beyoğlu.
Untitled (Pera Museum), 2014, acrylic, site-specific mural 60’ x variable.