BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Italy in 1989, Emanuele discovers painting in the very first years of age together with his father Dario, an artist who has been painting and creating sculptures with all types of material 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 a side of creative and fascinating art.

Deeply attracted by the most intimate nature of artistic research, in the following years he extended his studies to the field of music, forming adolescence as 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 Europe, also publishing on various underground record labels.

He learned the restoration of antique woodworking 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 refines his manual skills, learns the peculiarities of color and probes the depths of the composition.

Emanuele elaborates a unique working method that summarizes all the experiences gained in the artistic and working field.

In his paintings, he uses an instinctive and visceral worklfow, through which he creates a deep connection between his inner part 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 Keith Haring, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Frida Khalo, Diego Rivera and Alberto Giacometti.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

A journey through archetypes, visions and nightmares of childhood.

Attracted by the most hidden parts of human nature, it descends in its depths in search of the original figures.

Emanuele Tozzoli lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, investigating the subtle nature of artistic composition.

With an instinctive and visceral workflow, it lets loose what comes from the unconscious, using a recurring symbology.

Each work is the result of a primitive flow where the painting becomes the materialization of a dreamlike and extravagant interior world.

From 2018 Tozzoli is part of the project “Top Artists 37” by the cultural association Collettivo 37 of Turin that in 2019 will involve him in relevant national museum exhibitions and from 4-17 March 2019 in an international exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh to represent Italian Art.

 

2018 - Van Der Plas Gallery, New York (USA)

2018 – Artgallery37, Turin (ITALY) “Contemporary Archetypes” curated by Roberto Borra.

2018 - Galleria Accorsi, Venice / Turin (ITALY)

2018 - Le Dame Art Gallery, London (UK)

2018 - Saphira e Ventura Gallery, New York (USA)

2018 - Daville Baillie Gallery, Johannesburg (SOUTH AFRICA AFRICA)

2018 – Canvas Tube / Canvas Museum, Vancouver (CANADA)

2018 – 19Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach (AUSTRALIA)

 

EMANUELE TOZZOLI catalogue