Paolo troilo was born in Taranto in 1972 from Antonio and Lucia Troilo. He studied Architecture and Modern Literature at the Florence University, then in Rome at the European Institute of Design.
From 1997 to 2009 he worked for several international advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, 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 by the ADCI best Italian creative together with Alessandro Sabini.
In that year Monsieur Jaques Seguela said of them: “I love these guys. they know that money has no ideas. Only ideas make money”. In 2009 he leaves the advertising to follow his passion for the painting. Self-taught artist. He started drawing by pencil at the age of 4, and never stopped.
In April 2005 parallel to the advertising career, he started his career as professional artist, and for a distraction (he forgot to buy brushes) he then starts painting with his fingers, the powerful figurative results of his finger-painting technique can be considered unique in the world.
Troilo dips his fingertips directly into jars of acrylic, black and ivory, and spreading color, definitely abandoning the “tools of art”.
In 2011 he was selected for the 54th Biennale di Venezia.
His works have been displayed in Milan, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles.
He lives and works both in Milan and in Palermo, he is Antonio and Brio Caterina’s father.