On Thursday March 5, 2020 at 20.00, ROMA GALLERY present a solo show by Costis titled “Red Madman of the Dreamdrome and works of the same period, 1968-1975”. Just last year a book was published in Russia by Pavel Zaroutsky, a complete re-edition of the historic publication. So this seemed like a good time to present this very unique period of Costis’ work of the Dreamdrome and the Madman phase. Works from this period have been presented on a extensive historic exhibition at the Patras Cultural Capital 2005 festival as well as at the Athens Underground exhibition in 2012, both curated by Thanasis Moutsopoulos.Since their first exposure in underground magazines covers from the 70s these drawings and paintings never stopped being reproduced and exhibited until now. The first edition of the Dreamdrome book came out in 1977 from the now major publishing company, Kastaniotis books, it was actually the first Art Book they ever published! You can still download it at www.costis.org/books.
Costis was born on February 8, 1950 in Athens,Greece. Costis is visual artist and poet, studied in Athens and Paris. 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.