Sophie Costa

Sophie painted and drew throughout her youth. In both middle and high school, she had a passion for perfumes and wanted to become a professional "nose". At the time, by practicing every day, she could recognize more than 300 fragrances. Not able to continue in this direction, she studied biochemistry and later entered the world of cosmetics. During her studies, creating lipsticks, powders and other cosmetics was her passion. After working for ten years in this field, Sophie began to question her choices and identified what would really make her happy: painting, decorating and cooking.
Thus was born a project offering a range of graphic, figurative and abstract paintings for children's rooms and kitchens. Gradually, the decorative aspect gave way to a real artistic approach. With a natural pencil stroke, and her instinctive knowledge of colors, Sophie learned her artistic techniques merely by painting much of the time. Since 2010, she has focused on creating abstract paintings.
A "matiériste" painter (post-war movement supported by Michel Tapie) and visual artist, she likes thickness, plaster, glued objects, cardboard, and newspapers. She uses everyday materials and transforms them, revisiting and sublimating them. Sophie works in two ways: with coatings, textures and structures that she scrapes, and through collages made of cardboard and newspapers to which she adds objects. The colors, the graphical power of writing and the strength of certain raw materials leave an imprint on the canvas and allow the artist a greater freedom of interpretation.
Her approach to the world is sensory, visual and graphic. Her paintings are pictorial expression of emotions, feelings, thoughts or comments about others, the environment and the world. Through her work, she asks or states facts, is ironic or has fun. Sophie tries to give'' touch'' to a vision.


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Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
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20, rue de la Glacière
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Phone: 04 42 27 60 64

Monday:  14h00 / 19h00

Tuesday:  10h00 / 13h00 - 14h00 / 19h00

Wednesday:  10h00 / 13h00 - 14h00 / 19h00

Thursday:  10h00 / 13h00 - 14h00 / 19h00

Friday:  10h00 / 13h00 - 14h00 / 19h00

Saturday:  10h00 / 19h00

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Beyrouth / Beirut Beyrouth / Beirut
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Fakhry Bey Street Beirut Souks
Downtown Beirut
00000 Beyrouth
Phone: +961.1.999983

Monday:  10h30 / 19h30

Tuesday:  10h30 / 19h30

Wednesday:  10h30 / 19h30

Thursday:  10h30 / 19h30

Friday:  10h30 / 19h30

Saturday:  10h30 / 19h30

Sunday:  12h / 19h30

Expo Lyon Expo Lyon
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37, rue de Brest
69002 Lyon
Phone: 04 78 37 41 33

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Thursday:  10h00 / 19h00

Friday:  10h00 / 19h00

Saturday:  10h00 / 19h00

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Hong Kong Hong Kong
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55 Hollywood Rd
518000 Central Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2630 0080

Monday:  11h-20h

Tuesday:  11h-20h

Wednesday:  11h-20h

Thursday:  11h-20h

Friday:  11h-20h

Saturday:  11h-20h

Sunday:  11h-20h

Hong Kong Central Hong Kong Central
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Shop 216-218, Prince’s Building 10 Chater Road, Central
518000 Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2803 0188

Monday:  11am - 8pm

Tuesday:  11am - 8pm

Wednesday:  11am - 8pm

Thursday:  11am - 8pm

Friday:  11am - 8pm

Saturday:  11am - 8pm

Lille Lille
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83, rue Esquermoise
59800 Lille
Phone: 03 20 57 49 93

Monday:  14h00 / 19h00

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Thursday:  10h00 / 19h00

Friday:  10h00 / 19h00

Saturday:  10h00 / 19h00

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

Lyon Lyon
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57, passage de l'Argue
69002 Lyon
Phone: 04 78 37 02 14

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Wednesday:  10h00 / 19h00

Thursday:  10h00 / 19h00

Friday:  10h00 / 19h00

Saturday:  10h00 / 19h00

Sunday:  Fermé / Closed

New York Bleecker New York Bleecker
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241 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (646) 707 - 2633

Monday:  11h00 / 20h00

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Saturday:  11h00 / 20h00

Sunday:  11h00 / 20h00