THE CLASS OF 2020: Tania Costa



Tania Costa

OCAD University

https://costatania.wixsite.com/site

https://www.instagram.com/taniadrewthis/?hl=en


This work records moments of shame and guilt-driven by traditional Catholic and patriarchal thought processes, capturing the female figures in moments of vulnerability and solitude. With a slight emphasis on pattern repetition and minimal colour use, these images depict the weight of tradition, identity, and emotion on the female form. The use of selective negative and positive space bounds the figures to space with no time or direction, giving a sense of hopelessness and confinement to the work. As an artist, I am interested in creating works that question my relationship with religion and my cultural heritage and exploring how those ideologies have shaped my sense of self and belonging.


1

2020

Oil on canvas

36” x 48”


2

2020

Ink on paper

36” x 48”


3

2020

Ink on paper

36” x 48”


4

2020

Oil on canvas

48” X 36"


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