Paolo Antonio Troilo (Taranto, Puglia_27 / 3/72).
Around the age of 6 Troilo already shows a great talent for drawing and thanks to this, just as early, he begins to prepare the tables of pathological anatomy that his father, anesthetist, commissions him for the medical congresses.
He studied at the IED in Rome and at the University of Florence (Architecture and Literature) without completing any of these courses.
From 1997 to 2009 he worked in two of the most famous advertising agencies in the world: Saatchi & Saatchi and Arnold Worldwide.
Nominated Best Italian Creative Director in 2007.
(Grand Prix of Art Directors Club Italy)
In April 2004 he approaches self-taught painting, the day he decides to do so he forgets to buy brushes and paints with his fingers, this technique, combined with almost hyper-realistic results, make him a unique artist in the world.
In 2009 he left the "applied art" of advertising to definitively follow pure art.
In 2011, immediately after being selected for the 54th Venice Biennale, he left the Art Galleries with which he collaborated to begin his career as an independent artist and exhibited all over the world thanks to his friendship with international art patrons and foundations.
His works have been exhibited in Milan, Rome, Florence, Palermo, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York City.
Troilo lives and works in Milan.