Patrick Tuttofuoco, born in 1974 and growing up to become one of Italy’s most highly esteemed artists. Amongst the generation of artists born in the early Seventies, he is the one who absorbed more than others this somewhat revolutionary backdrop, defined by extremes both in terms of colours and forms.
Patrick Tuttofuoco’s practice is conceived as a dialogue between individuals and their ability to transform the environment they inhabit, by exploring notions of community and social integration in order to combine immediate sensorial allure with the power to trigger profound theoretical responses. Tuttofuoco melds Modernism and Pop; he presses figuration into abstraction, using man as the paradigm of existence, as the matrix and measuring unit of reality. From this interpretative and cognitive process, infinite versions of man and the context of his existence are produced, from which shapes capable of animating the sculptures are generated.