Rodolphe Cosimi

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Rodolphe COSIMI

Born 1975. Cannes

Currently living & working in Contes (French Rivera hinterland)  A piano player since age 5, attended  Paris, Vence  & Nice Conservatoire (School of Music)High-School studies : Arts, Latin & Greek, 1994 : graduated from Nice University in Music Studies. Met painter Yves Bady & photographer Bob Willoughby while doing modelling jobs in Paris; Studied music at the National Music & Performing Arts Conservatoire in Toulon. 1995 : artist’s career seriously jeopardized by near-fatal accident. Met artist / sculptor Jean-Claude Fahri. Resumed art-oriented activities after intensive, strenuous physiotherapy.1996 : piano instructor at Mstislav Rostropovitch School of Music in St. Tropez. 1997 : moved to Paris, working with  various special events  corporations & thus gaining  stage- management  skills ;Travelled extensively throughout Europe (Milan, Madrid, Stuttgart, Leipzig, …)Gained insight into the world of painting  via the Louvre Museum & Beaubourg Cultural Center, and  painting frequently in-between business trips. 1999 : returned to  Cannes, resumed Higher Education studies & graduated in Corporate Communication, Nice-Sophia Antipolis University. Resumed regular mountain sports activities,  venturing  into high rock climbing in the Verdon Gorges (Alpes de Haute Provence) Met painter Gérald Thupinier. Gained in-depth painting technique through duplicating masterpieces  by Picasso, Lempicka, Hélion, Raphaël… Gained insight into the world of painting  via the Louvre Museum & Beaubourg Cultural Center, and  painting frequently in-between business trips. 1999 : returned to  Cannes, resumed Higher Education studies & graduated in Corporate Communication, Nice-Sophia Antipolis University.  Met painter Gérald Thupinier. Gained in-depth painting technique through duplicating masterpieces  by Picasso, Lempicka, Hélion, Raphaël…

Directed several shows including a 2001 International Tap Dance Festival in Valbonne (French Riviera), featuring brother Alexandre, 3 times French Tap Dance Champion. Joined Cannes Vocal Band as leading tenor singer. Several concerts. After a short break, has now resumed piano playing (pieces by Bach, Prokofiev).  2002 : continued  painting while working as a communication manager with local weekly paper. Also a regular columnist with various print media & national magazines, & manager of  local mountaineering monthly journal : Artif Session. Met painter /  sculptor Edmond Vernassa. 2004 : settled down  in Contes, renovated premises into artist’s studio, hence painting  with greater commitment.   

In the footsteps of Soulage, Hartung & Pollock, Rodolphe Cosimi launched into deeper personal.quest, as exemplified in “Coulures” (Colourmarks). These mineral-like colourmarks are now part & parcel of artistic self-expression. His experimenting with motion, fluidity, combinations resulting from a specific technique now impulses progressive knowledge of self, the others, time & space.

This is what  Rodolphe COSIMI’s work hinges on. 

“In our ever changing world, art & mankind feed  on novelty of  experimentation, taking  them to places  they wouldn’t venture to before & penetrating further each time into daunting strangeness. “Coulures” (Colourmarks) can be equated with man’s own confrontation with the world he belongs to, experiencing rejection, attraction, bewilderment…

2007 (Feb) : wrote & published Coulures (Colourmarks), (Aria’s Publishing House) 

Rodolphe COSIMI now devotes  his time to painting, writing, all of those passions remaining closely-knit in his dedicated quest for self-fulfillment. 

 
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