Paolo Troilo

(Taranto 1972 -)


Biography

Troilo was born in Taranto in 1972, lives and works between Milan and Palermo. He studied Architecture and Modern Literature at the University of Florence, then in Rome at the European Institute of Design. From 1997 to 2009 he worked first as Art Director and then as Creative Director in several international advertising agencies (Saatchi&Saatchi, Arnold Worldwide). He has won all the most prestigious awards in the industry and in 2007 he was awarded by ADCI as Best Italian Creative together with Alessandro Sabini. In 2009 he left advertising to follow his passion for painting. A self-taught artist, he started drawing with a pencil when he was 4 years old, and has never stopped. In April 2005, in parallel with his career in Advertising, he started his career as a professional artist and due to a distraction (he forgot to buy brushes) he started to paint with his fingers; the powerful figures born from his finger painting can be considered unique in the world. Troilo dips his fingers directly into cans of acrylic, black and ivory, and spreads the color, abandoning the "tools of art" for good. In 2011 he was selected for the 54th Venice Art Biennale. His works have been exhibited in Milan, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, New York, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles.

Work Selection

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Peace and War

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Orbit

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Backpack

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Bellybutton

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Storm