Curator & Art
Paolo Troilo (1972) was born in Taranto. He has recieved many national and international awards, and due to he has took part in “La Biennale di Venezia” in 2012, his career boosted and he became one of the best contemporary Italian artist. Duas had the priviledge to interview him, and this is what we got.
I started 10 years ago, before that I was a drawer for passion since I was 4 years old. In the meantime after schools I worked for 15 years in advertising for Saatchi&Saatchi and Arnold.
My artistic references are Guttuso, Sironi, Michelangelo, Picasso. There’s no relation between them, as there is no limit to the influence that they had on me, is not only because of their art but mostly because of their research, their unsatisfied life.
My life is my inspiration, I look at it as a unique experience and a common sense at the same time, what I feel is similar to what everybody feels, the reaction is the only difference. The art of the masters is nothing more than a push to the research of my personal view.
It is funny how I made a step back in the evolution, I abandoned the tools of art to go back to our roots, and everybody is excited by this technique, to me is more “natural” than grabbing a brush. Results? A chaotic sign brought by the vibration of the blood that beat inside the top of my index finger. A hit of DNA, a reaction to tools. Whatever, I started with fingers because I forgot to buy brushes, exactly 10 years ago; I’ve been beautifully illuminated by the “case”.
Since you were a kid everybody is concerned when you fall, when you feel something bad, or everyone (more or less) shows happiness for your happiness, but your pain, your happiness is only yours, because the reaction to all the emotions is not something that you can share. I try to tell to people that precise moment. Sometime I enjoy telling a story; sometime it is just a jab of pure emotions.
Black and white is an illusion, so what better than tell about a tough and uncomfortable reality with 2 not-colors de-touched from reality.
I try to keep pure the roots of the emotions asking to myself to feel it and then I use this visual to create something that is not strictly related to me. In all my canvases, technically speaking, the subject is me, but it’s a kind of mirror for the others.
No colors, no references, no walls, nothing can hide or change the nature of what happen.
To me it is art and not work.
The “making-of” of my son Antonio. Because it is a work in progress that you can’t compare to any other project.
Wow, you’re opening a door on infinite possibilities. I would like to express myself free from the rules of the art-market and from all the money that changes the minds. This is the most difficult project for an artist.
Artist website: www.troilo54.com