He studied Economics and Political Science in the university of Athens prior to his movement in France, where he obtained Licence et Maitrise in Cinematography and Audio-Visual Studies, UER in Cinema and Visual Arts,  Licence de Philosophie in the University of Paris VII.  He terminated his studies at the level of Doctorat d’etat under J.F. Lyotard.  After a series of technological investigations, Costis achieved the production of lightning from high voltage current.  Playing the major role in his work, this lightning is programmed to appear and disappear, to flash and then fall silent.

The well-known art critic Pierre Restany, who characterizes Costis as “Promethean,” writes at one point in his lengthy discourse on the artist’s work: “Costis’ enterprise is presented indeed as an exposition of philosophical objects, whose presence has as an ultimate justification the fact – at once simple and formidable – that it incites us to reflect on the dual valence of alchemical fire.  A way of making us witness the permanent victory of life over death and of light over the ashes of darkness.”

Costis is responsible for the main photos in Agxivatein’s site pages !

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