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Exhibitions & Symposiums
Genesis Gallery 2018
In this third solo exhibition, a new series of works called “Flows” is presented. It is a series of abstract forms which have an evolutionary relationship with the anthropomorphic sculptures of the older collections.
They are organic, forms that capture a sense of existence, and exude wholeness and harmony. Depending on the ever-changing point of view, sometimes they welcome and accommodate, sometimes they expel, absorb and extinguish.
“The first difficulty one encounters when faced with the new project of Iosifina Kosma, is the attempt to classify it and describe it to third parties.
Plunging into universes of pale sand and white primordial matter, her abstract clay forms whisper about the primacy of form, recalling a brilliant phrase by Margaret Atwood: “Genres aren’t closed boxes. Stuff flows back and forth across the borders all the time.”
Iris Kritikou, curator
In the second solo exhibition, the female forms are different. Having the female body as a starting point, the forms escape from the realistic rendering of human proportions and focus on a harmonious composition of volumes, with their movements and poses evolving in favor of sculptural composition.
“In her second solo exhibition, Iosifina Kosma brings her women to conquer Syros. Round and voluptuous, empowered, liberated, in positions that often transcend reality, her figures emerge as symbols which, far from any academic depiction, show clearly how skilfully their “mother” plays with clay and creates what her imagination dictates.”
Maro Kerasioti, Ceramicist
Skoufa Gallery: 2001
The first solo exhibition includes female figures that focus on the characteristics of female nature associated with fertility, warmth, strength. Works that come to life depicting full figures in comfortable, everyday poses, conveying a sense of conscious confidence and empowered pride in the naked female body.
“The naked figures that Iosifina Kosma creates are characterized by the malleability and materiality as a result of her intention to simplify the form, as well as the arrangement of the axis on top of which she builds, combined with the massive, vibrant figures. The concave and convex areas succeed one another and blend together in a unique way that allows the light to smoothly caress them, which in sculpting comprises a difficult challenge. The shapes and the analysis of her forms have proportional density to the size of the synthesis she creates.”
Giorgos Georgiadis, Sculptor
From 2004 to 2016, Iosifina Kosma participates in international symposiums, in China, India, Japan and Turkey. In the context of these symposiums, she gives lectures presenting the course of her personal work and topics related to the ceramic art and her country. During these symposiums the artworks she creates are presented among the creations of prestigious artists.
- 2010 | 49th Panhellenic ceramics exhibition | Maroussi | 2nd Commendation
- 2010 | International Competition |Qingdao, China |Gold Award
- 2021 |59th Panhellenic ceramics exhibition |Marousi |1stprize