“everything you do is a balloon”
Federico Tomasi has the heart and soul of an artist compelled by the beautiful process of expression.
Federico, Tomasi, paint the picture.
Born in Stockholm, age 37, lived in Sweden until I was 13 years old. My parents moved to Italy and that’s where I grew up, basically. I studied at the Institute of Art in Riccone, Italy, for five years.
On first meeting we guess most people think you’re Italian – your mannerisms, accent, speech?
Yeah, I feel more Italian than anything else.
Did you ever pick up a brush before going to art school?
No, it was probably my father, Mauro’s, influence.
Exhibition at “SPAZIO DI PAOLO” friday 13/04/12 at 21:00 c/o spazio di paolo viale europa 129/e villa raspa (pe) contact : +39 3351731894
A moth dances and hops around a flickering neon light in an otherwise dark room. Hidden to one side is a house gecko, spying its prey, waiting patiently to make its move. The scene is part of a video created by Italian artist Federico Tomasi, called “Chapter 13,” which is now on display along with a number of his paintings at the prestigious 54th Venice Biennale.
Tomasi is one of four Indonesia-based Italian artists whose works are on display in the international exhibition.
we have the pleasure to invite you to visit our exhibition linked to the Biennale di Venezia for a very interesting conversation between the artist Federico Tomasi, whose works were selected by a special commission headed by the director of the Italian Pavillion, Vittorio Sgarbi, and the curator and art writer Alia Swastika.
This year the Italian Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale has expanded its phisical boundaries through the active participation of the 89 Italian Institutes of Culture in the world, each of these displaying the works of the leading Italian artists