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.