A little history


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Book "Natural Geometries"











Antonio Cosola cuts, smooths down, imagines, draws on the surface what is inside matter. He carefully handles “the creature” in the womb, like a chrysalis….I only have to wait for the old wood to give birth to a new life. Birds fly in the sky drawing invisible paths. In the same way I fly in the ideal space between my camera and Antonio Cosola’s objects, I draw geometries and discover new ones. I continue my journey, keeping on changing my point of view, my path, discovering the codes of natural geometries, the rules of timeless objects, the boundary between reality and fantasy, entering a new dimension.
Antonella Mazzilli

According to the mythical-ritual idea on which traditional cultures are based, all that is visible is the manifestation of a sacred power, and for this reason, it exists. So, what is visible and has form, also has an essence that some people call soul. We can recognize this essence in the memory and in the traces that objects create in us according to the way we experience them. The forms and the experiences of the things we own are always active in our memory because they identify what we are, what we were, or what we would still like to be. Antonio Cosola’s miniatures create an emotional contact with our past. We look at them and feel nostalgia for what we were.
Enzo Spera

Pope Ratzinger, in a speech to young people in Madrid, has recently said: “Take God into the world”. As laymen we could say: “Take into the world what was rural and supported humanity for millennia”. We would like people to consider Cosola’s artefacts from this perspective, not as the expression of a man who, forced to early retirement, tried to fill his long days by carving wood. Let’s not also consider them as a romantic “nostalgia”, but rather, in a deeper sense, as the grieving for a loss, a desire to go back to all that his objects represented and still represent.
Giovanni Caserta

Antonio Cosola knows rural life well. In fact he comes from a family of pruners. It is very likely that the first Cosola who settled in Matera was Saverio Vincenzo Onofrio. He came from Adelfia (Bari) around the year 1820, following the Malvinni Malvezzi family, to look after the trees in their estate. Antonio Cosola’s manual skills are combined with the technical precision he learned during his training as a maker of mechanical devices, and later used while working at Ferrosud.
Sandro Cosola

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