ABOUT

    “coming from the south”

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    Born in Taranto in 1972 from Antonio and Lucia Troilo. Lives and works in Milan.

    He studied Architecture and Modern Literature at the Florence University, then in Rome at the European Institute of Design.

    From 1997 till 2009 he worked for several international advertising agencies, such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Arnold Worldwide, as Art Director first, then as Creative Director. He won the most prestigious international awards in the industry, and in 2007 he was nominated best Italian creative together with Alessandro Sabini.

    Monsieur Jacques Seguela (the greatest advertising-man ever) said about troilo: “I love this guy. He knows that money has no ideas. Only ideas make money”.

    Self-taught artist. He started drawing by pencil at the age of 4, and never stopped since. In April 2005 he started his career as professional artist, and as a result of this long, unconscious stage of preparation towards a future change, he then starts painting with his fingers. Now we see him dipping his fingertips into jars of acrylic, black and ivory, and spreading color, definitely abandoning the “tools of the art”.

    In 2011 he was selected for the 54th Biennale di Venezia.

    His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Miami, Istanbul, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Florence, Berlin, Basel, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

    On April 21st 2010, in the city of Palermo (Sicily), together with Brio, they become the proud parents of Antonio.

    Nato a Taranto nel 1972 da Antonio e Lucia Troilo. Vive e lavora a Milano.

    Ha studiato all’Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma, poi ha frequentato le facoltà di Architettura e Lettere Moderne all’università di Firenze.

    Dal ’97 al 2009 ha lavorato per diverse agenize internazionali di pubblicità, come Saatchi & Saatchi e Arnold Worldwide, in qualità di Art Director prima, e Creative Director poi. Ha vinto I premi più prestigiosi del settore e nel 2007 è stato nominato dall’ADCI miglior creativo d’Italia con Alessandro Sabini.

    Monsieur Jacques Seguela (icona del mondo dell’advertising) ha detto di troilo: “Amo questo ragazzo. Sa che I soldi non fanno le idee ma che le idee fanno i soldi”.

    Artista autodidatta. Ha iniziato a disegnare all’età di 4 anni e non si è più fermato fino a quando. Nell’aprile 2005 inizia la sua carriera come artista, e come risultato di questa lunga, inconscia preparazione a un cambiamento, Ha iniziato a dipingere con le dita. Oggi lo vediamo intingere le sue mani in barattoli di acrilico, nero e avorio, e stendere il colore abbandonando definitivamente gli strumenti dell’arte.

    Nel 2011 è stato selezionato per la 54a Biennale di Venezia.

    I suo avori sono stati esposti a San Francisco, Miami, Istanbul, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Florence, Berlin, Basel, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

    Il 21 aprile 2010, a Palermo (Sicilia), grazie alla sua compagna Brio, diventa papà di Antonio.

    WORKS

    “to me colors are an illusion, are misleading, traitors. white and black are open doors”

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    EXHIBITS

    “Figurative painting is slave of the nature order, I need a messy gesture. so the dripping”

    SOLO SHOWS

    presler museum_tel aviv_march 2014
    coup d’etat_san francisco 2013
    the seed_istanbul 2012
    ifa_berlin 2012
    reaction_fabbricaeos gallery_milan 2011
    action_russo gallery_rome 2011
    troilo at palazzo antinori_florence 2011
    troilo at galleria 5 lune_rome 2010
    troilo_selve teatre_turin 2010
    troilo_fabbricaeos gallery_milan 2009
    troilo_gagliardi gallery_san gimignano 2009
    troilo_de bonis gallery_reggio emilia 2009
    troilo_visionnaire design gallery_milan 2008
    troilo_anna breda art gallery_padua 2008
    troilo_fabbricaeos gallery_milan 2007
    contemporaneamente art gallery_parma 2007

    GROUP SHOWS

    Contemporary Istanbul 2014
    Art verona 2014
    Contemporary istanbul 2013
    Humans among aliens_singapore_october 2013
    art karlsrhue_march 2013
    artefiera bologna_ january 2013
    contemporary istanbul 2012
    italy-china biennale 2012
    cutlog contemporary art fair 2012
    scope basel 2012
    bel air fine art gallery geneve, porto cervo, forte dei marmi
    swab barcelona 2012
    art paris 2012

    MAJOR SHOWS


    ROMA 5 LUNE DIC 2010

    The troilo’s exhibit “Pura Energia” (pure energy) started in Rome at Palazzo delle Cinque lune, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi (former curator of Venice Biennale 2011) on dec 14 2010. This building is inside the eighteenth-century architectural ensemble of Sant’Apollinare. 15 paintings illuminated by precise light beams in a big dark open-space. The result was a dive into a sort of camera obscura, where each painting was as the single frame of a sequence.


    FIRENZE PALAZZO ANTINORI MAG 2011:

    May 5 2011, 6.30pm, Florence, in one of the most representative courtyard of the renaissance, a quadrangle of history, Palazzo Antinori, troilo shows 9 works, one of these was “justice” painted for the Courthouse of Milano. The show was curated by Patrizia Nitti (director of the Maillol Museum, Paris).


    ISTANBUL THE SEED SET 2012:

    The Seed is a very creative structure on the Bosphorus’s shores (Istanbul) , the Auditorium has the shape of a “seed in the ground”. Inside and outside this beautiful space were presented 6 big works. Troilo painted all of them in Istanbul. The protagonists were: a big vintage sail titled “the gust” and a painting dedicated to the Bosphorus as a man divided by an hurt. Curated by Mattia Zappile.


    SAN FRANCISCO COUP D’ETAT MAR 2013:

    In 2013 troilo arrives at the US debut. In San Francisco. “a revolutionary city” for troilo. The name of the place is also revolutionary: “coup d’etat”, a huge ex-hangar in south market area, now turned into one of the most famous design hall and concept store of the city. Curated by Luca Beatrice (former curator of Venice Biennale 2009). The main piece is now in the Fisher Collection.



    SINGAPORE HUMANS AMONG ALIENS OTT 2013:

    October 2013 the other side of the world, troilo dedicates a group of works to Singapore. Inside the Art Space Helutrans nestled in the middle of shipping containers and ongoing constructions. Paintings full of geometry and the first 3D work, “the fist”, a sculpture made of hot glue and iron. Curated by Mattia Zappile, intro by Pupi Avati.


    TEL AVIV RIKLIS HALL MAR 2014

    At Presler Museum. Curated by Daniella Talmor (former curator of Haifa Museum) over 700 people fo the first Israely troilo’s show. It take place in the new Riklis Hall (one of the other 3 R.H. is in the NYMoma). In occasion of this exhibit troilo presents his first bronze sculpture dedicated to one of the most famnous paintings “peace&war”.


    54TH BIENNALE DI VENEZIA APR-SET 2011:

    After few years from the start of his career as a painter troilo was selected for the Venice Biennale. Curator Vittorio Sgarbi.


    MILAN COURTHOUSE MAR 2011:

    The troilo’s painting “justice” was commissioned by INA Assitalia on the occasion of the annaul conference of private lawyers, chairman Michele Giuseppe Vietty, vice-president of the Major Council of Magistrature.



    MILAN, LOMBARDY REGION BUILDING LUG 2011:

    The first troilo’s fresco was made on a giant column in the Lombardy Building Hall.


    VIDEO

    “To think about my finger_figurative_painting as a kind of miracle is the proof that people often understimate the potentials of our body”

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