Continuing its collaboration with C o s t i s, Roma Gallery presents the exhibition: conductive ⬄ non-conductive on November the 11th, 2021 (until December the 20th, 2021). The show establishes a discourse between the artist’s well-known lightning and the universe that shaped it. Comprehension of natural phenomena, and therefore that of lightning, is amongst the goals of the artist. Costis has been developing this research for decades, with international public interventions in art and science-oriented establishments. The selection of artworks for conductive⬄non-conductive includes pieces from the ‘80s – early works demonstrating the electronic lightnings – as well as more recent ones.
Costis was born in Athens in 1950. Along with his visual artworks, he was prolifically engaged in poetry, published books, coordinated art groups and periodical art publications as well as artist’s books. His works are exhibited in Museums and Private Collections in Greece and abroad. He stopped his studies at the level of Doctorat d’ Etat, under J.F. Lyotard.In 1969 his first collage is published and he has his first solo exhibition, showcasing lead sculptures • He is the editor of two literary and art magazines published in Athens, Lotus (Λωτός, 1968-1972) and Praxis (Πράξη 1972). His first book of poetry is published in Athens in February 1974. Since 1970, he has been a regular contributor of essays, articles, poems, and drawings to many magazines. In 1975 his first Performance takes place at an art gallery in Athens. In 1976, using synthi100, he creates the music score of his film Saga of a city. The same year he starts creating mixed works of visual poetry. From 1986 onward, the lightning phenomenon is at the core of his research. A prolific artist, Costis has had 24 solo shows in galleries and museums in Europe and has participated in more than 100 international group shows • He has also engaged in a variety of projects and conferences / symposia on art, New Technologies, and poetry • Work by the artist is held in public museums and private collections, most notably in Greece, France, Belgium, and Germany. For more detailed information: http://www.costis.eu. 

C O S T I S

Conductive ⬄ non-Conductive 

Duration: 11/11  2021 – 20/12  2021

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
3=1 or aerial choreography, 1991.
Air, electronic lightning on copper
100 x 65 x 35 cm

3=1 or aerial choreography, 1991. Air, electronic lightning on copper, 100 x 65 x 35 cm

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Perpetual approach
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016
Air, electronic lighting, colours on canvas, on wooden construction
100 x 150 x 15 cm

Συνεχής προσέγγιση. Στη σειρά: Παράλληλα Φαινόμενα, 2000-2016 Ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, χρώματα σε καμβά, σε ξύλινη κατασκευή. 100 x 150 x 15 εκ.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Explosion”, 2016
Air, electronic lightning,
non-conductible color on canvas.
120 x 120 cm

ΚΩΣΤΗΣ «ΕΚ-ΡΗΞΗ» 2016 Αέρας, ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, μη αγώγιμο χρώμα σε καμβά 120 x 120 εκ.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)

Through matter lightnings unifychaos.
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016
Air, electronic lightning, non conductible colour,
iron beads, rubber on wood.
80 x 80 x 16 cm

 Μέσα από την ύλη οι αστραπές ενοποιούν το χάος. Στη σειρά Παράλληλα Φαινόμενα, 2000-2016 Αέρας, ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, μη αγώγιμο χρώμα, σφαιρίδια , καουτσούκ σε ξύλινη κατασκευή. 80 x 80 x 16 εκ.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
230.400 squares within a square, 2000-2019
Air, electronic lightning, decoppered bakelite on wood.
120 x 120 cm

230.400 squares within a square, 2000-2019 Air, electronic lightning, decoppered bakelite on wood. 120 x 120 cm

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Diaphafsis”, 1990
Air, two electronic lightnings, decoppered bakelite on wood
41.5 x 41.5 x 16 cm

Diaphafsis, 1990 Air, two electronic lightnings, decoppered bakelite on wood, 41.5 x 41.5 x 16 cm.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Hurricane on lightning field”
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016
Air, electronic lightning, oxidized metals on wood.
120 x 120 cm

Hurricane on lightning field. Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016. Air, electronic lightning, oxidized metals on wood. 120 x 120 cm

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Electropoem watch with minute-hand words”, 2003
Air, electronic lightning, conductible elements, lead on wood.
50.5 x 50.5 x 16 cm

Electropoem watch with minute-hand words, 2003 Air, electronic lightning, conductible elements, lead on wood. 50.5 x 50.5 x 16 cm

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Keraunoskopia”, 1995
Air, electronic lightning, mirrors on wood.
50.5 x 50.5 x 60.5 cm

Keraunoskopia, 1995 Air, electronic lightning, mirrors on wood. 50.5 x 50.5 x 60.5 cm.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Vision”, 1989
Air, electronic lightning, concave mirror, iron.

170 x 50 x 35 cm

Vision, 1989. Air, electronic lightning, concave mirror, iron. 170 x 50 x 35 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Conductible ground”, 1994
Air, electronic lightning, soil, bronze on wood.
120 x 120 x 18 cm

Conductible ground, 1994 Air, electronic lightning, soil, bronze on wood. 120 x 120 x 18 cm.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Archetype”, 2021
Air, electronic lightning, steel, rubber, on wooden construction.
231 x 24 x 14 cm

Archetype, 2021. Air, electronic lightning, steel, rubber, on wooden construction. 231 x 24 x 14 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“3=1”, 1991
Three electronic
lightnings, air, colour on wooden construction.
34 x 170 x 14 cm

3=1, 1991 Three electronic lightnings, air, colour on wooden construction. 34 x 170 x 14 cm.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Drawing of the work Electropoem watch with
minute-hand words, 2003
Indian ink on paper.
28 x 30 cm
Drawing of the work Electropoem watch with minute-hand words, 2003. Indian ink on paper. 28 x 30 cm.

 

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Gabriel Loppé Ι C o s t i s
Twenty past nine in the evening, 1994
Photo and lead on wooden construction.
60 x 88 cm
Gabriel Loppé Ι C o s t i s Twenty past nine in the evening, 1994 Photo and lead on wooden construction , 60 x 88 cm.

C O S T I S

Conductive ⬄ non-Conductive 

Duration:
11/11  2021 – 20/12  2021

 

3=1 or aerial choreography, 1991. Air, electronic lightning on copper, 100 x 65 x 35 cm

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
3=1 or aerial choreography, 1991.
Air, electronic lightning on copper
100 x 65 x 35 cm

 

Συνεχής προσέγγιση. Στη σειρά: Παράλληλα Φαινόμενα, 2000-2016 Ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, χρώματα σε καμβά, σε ξύλινη κατασκευή. 100 x 150 x 15 εκ.
C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Perpetual approach
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016
Air, electronic lighting, colours on canvas, on wooden construction
100 x 150 x 15 cm

 

ΚΩΣΤΗΣ «ΕΚ-ΡΗΞΗ» 2016 Αέρας, ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, μη αγώγιμο χρώμα σε καμβά 120 x 120 εκ.
C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Explosion”, 2016
Air, electronic lightning,
non-conductible color on canvas.
120 x 120 cm

 

Μέσα από την ύλη οι αστραπές ενοποιούν το χάος. Στη σειρά Παράλληλα Φαινόμενα, 2000-2016 Αέρας, ηλεκτρονικός κεραυνός, μη αγώγιμο χρώμα, σφαιρίδια , καουτσούκ σε ξύλινη κατασκευή. 80 x 80 x 16 εκ.
C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Through matter lightnings unifychaos.
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016
Air, electronic lightning, non conductible colour,
iron beads, rubber on wood.
80 x 80 x 16 cm

 

230.400 squares within a square, 2000-2019 Air, electronic lightning, decoppered bakelite on wood. 120 x 120 cm
C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
230.400 squares within a square, 2000-2019
Air, electronic lightning, decoppered bakelite on wood.
120 x 120 cm

 

Diaphafsis, 1990 Air, two electronic lightnings, decoppered bakelite on wood, 41.5 x 41.5 x 16 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Diaphafsis”, 1990
Air, two electronic lightnings, decoppered bakelite on wood
41.5 x 41.5 x 16 cm

Hurricane on lightning field. Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016. Air, electronic lightning, oxidized metals on wood. 120 x 120 cm

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Hurricane on lightning field”
Into the series Parallel phenomena, 2000-2016.
Air, electronic lightning, oxidized metals on wood.
120 x 120 cm

 

Electropoem watch with minute-hand words, 2003 Air, electronic lightning, conductible elements, lead on wood. 50.5 x 50.5 x 16 cm

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Electropoem watch with minute-hand words”, 2003
Air, electronic lightning, conductible elements, lead on wood.
50.5 x 50.5 x 16 cm

 

Keraunoskopia, 1995 Air, electronic lightning, mirrors on wood. 50.5 x 50.5 x 60.5 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Keraunoskopia”, 1995
Air, electronic lightning, mirrors on wood.
50.5 x 50.5 x 60.5 cm

 

Vision, 1989. Air, electronic lightning, concave mirror, iron. 170 x 50 x 35 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Vision”, 1989
Air, electronic lightning, concave mirror, iron.
170 x 50 x 35 cm

 

Conductible ground, 1994 Air, electronic lightning, soil, bronze on wood. 120 x 120 x 18 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Conductible ground”, 1994
Air, electronic lightning, soil, bronze on wood.
120 x 120 x 18 cm

 

Archetype, 2021. Air, electronic lightning, steel, rubber, on wooden construction. 231 x 24 x 14 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“Archetype”, 2021
Air, electronic lightning, steel, rubber, on wooden construction.
231 x 24 x 14 cm

 

3=1, 1991 Three electronic lightnings, air, colour on wooden construction. 34 x 170 x 14 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
“3=1”, 1991
Three electronic lightnings, air, colour on wooden construction
34 x 170 x 14 cm

 

 

Drawing of the work Electropoem watch with minute-hand words, 2003. Indian ink on paper. 28 x 30 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Drawing of the work Electropoem watch with
minute-hand words, 2003
Indian ink on paper.
28 x 30 cm

 

 

Gabriel Loppé Ι C o s t i s Twenty past nine in the evening, 1994 Photo and lead on wooden construction , 60 x 88 cm.

C O S T I S
(b. 1950)
Gabriel Loppé Ι C o s t i s
Twenty past nine in the evening, 1994
Photo and lead on wooden construction.
60 x 88 cm