I’m a big fan of pop art, Warhol, Koons, Brainwash, Banksy, and I love the LA and NYC art scene as no place does pop art like those cities. I was exposed to Vika at her at show at Beautique in NYC and was surrounded by celebs like Liam Neeson, Adrian Grenier, Leo and Swizz Beats all there to just get a glimpse of this artists work. I started to realize that this was maybe an artist I should get to know. Vika’s work brings the world of pop culture and fashion together in a provocative way. Her expiration is through two distinct themes—abstract shapes and bright colors, alternately evoking passionate emotions in fantasy-like, cartoonish figures by using flat, bright colors. In artist’s words, “My work and inspiration to paint come to me when I am about to fall asleep, yet I am aware of being awake and fully aware of my thoughts during that magical moment when, everything gets louder and brighter”.
Coming from a family of artists, she grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia and started painting at an early age. Vika attended St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Art. During her studies, she was drawn to the Fashion history, the intricacies of Gothic architecture and iconic figures that influence ears. These sensibilities influence her work today. Vika sees drawing Iconic characters as reconciliation with those who have influenced our epoch and the way we look at fashion, culture and style today. She began to explore the world beyond Russia at a young age while working as a fashion model and her travels to Europe, Asia, Middle East and Americas draws on her international experiences to inspire her work.
Miss Costa is in high demand and not just on the runway, or in fashion magazines. This current Wilhelmina model, is becoming a hot commodity in the art world and her art pieces are going fast. As fast as she makes her art pieces, is as fast as they sell. Art galleries are beginning to take notice and want to represent her. She is bicoastal between two of the hottest art cities NYC and LA due to her art demand and prior to the Covid 19 pandemic she had two highly anticipated art shows that had to be cancelled. You can get a piece of her artwork by contacting her on instagram @vika_costa or at her website vikacostaart.com that is if your lucky to get one before they are gone.