4 November 2018 - 14 December 2018
Born in Italy in 1989, Tozzoli discovered painting in his early years inspired by his father, an artist who had been painting and creating sculptures with various materials for over 40 years. At the age of 7, he created his first small sculptures by assembling objects, and painted his first informal abstracts, discovering the possibilities of art.
Deeply attracted by what could be described as the intimate nature of artistic research, in the following years he extended his studies to the field of music, aspiring in adolescence to become a sound engineer.
From 2007 he began composing electronic music, carrying out his research in the field of sound.
In the following years he studied musical composition and played his productions in clubs in Italy, and elsewhere in Europe, also publishing on various underground record labels.
He learned the restoration of antique wood working in his grandfather’s workshop and, for about 10 years, he also worked as a decorator and restorer of wall paintings together with the Turin art master Silvio Scarafiotti. In these years of learning and work he refined his manual skills, learned the peculiarities of color and probed the depths of the composition.
Tozzoli elaborates a unique working method that summarizes all the experiences gained in the artistic and related fields. In his paintings he uses an instinctive and visceral worklfow, through which he creates a deep connection between his inner life and the present moment. He lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, in which each painting becomes the materialization of an introspective, dreamlike and extravagant world. He uses a recurring symbology characteristic of his style that recalls the original forms of childhood.
In 2018 he signed a contract with the Saphira and Ventura Gallery in New York, which boasts works by timeless masters such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock
Participating: Emanuele Tozzoli
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