Born 1975. CannesCurrently 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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