Biography

Toni Alfano was born in Legnano (MI) in 1977. He exhibits in Italy and abroad in private galleries, fairs and public museums. Self-taught, he has always been involved in transversal research (video, music, comics) leading to pure painting and its informal deconstruction. Influenced by the phenomena of spontaneous art, he creates expressive paths in the field of palliative care and non-pharmacological therapies. In 2014, he published the graphic novel POMPEI for Neo Edizioni: an essay on the search for the self through the expressive codes of art and the creative process. In 2019, on the occasion of the 26th World Alzheimer's Day, he exhibited the monumental painting THE HIDDEN GATE at the MAGA Museum in Gallarate. His pictorial research investigates three main aspects: CREATION, with its visual dimension; CONSERVATION, in the choice of materials and the work's durability over time; DISTRUCTION, the action of time and space on the work, the transfiguration of its appearance in splinters of gestures, glances, profiles, moments recovered and proposed in a continuous Act-History. The paintings are made on cardboard covered with a thin layer of cement. A slow layering of tempera paint recreates the effect of a wall hypothetically repainted over decades. The figures are done in charcoal and bitumen glazes. The last process is Descialbo: an ancient restoration technique that literally means 'tearing away', removing the layer of paint from the plaster with a hammer, spatula or scalpel.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions

2022

AAF Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring, New York
UN-FAIR, Milano
AAF Affordable Art Fair Stockholm
Art Market, San Francisco
AAF Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Londra
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle

 2021

ST-ART FAIR Strasbourg
AAF Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
AAF Affordable Art Fair Battersea Fall, London
AAF Affordable Art Fair, Brussells

2020

"Infinito Presente" RiSalto, Bologna (Italy)

2019

"The Hidden Gate" Museo MAGA, Gallarate (Italy)
"Phenomenologies:L'esercizio della materia" ​2+1 officina architettura, Cagliari (Italy)
"Quadrilegio", Spazio BLL, Parma (Italy)
Affordable Art Fair Milano, Milano (Italy)

2018

"Tony Alfano" Art Gallery in Tuscany, Montaione (Italy)
"Estasi: Tra visionario e immaginifico", Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno (Italy)
"E fu terremoto" Monastero, San Benedetto Po (Italy)
Lucca Art Fair, Lucca (Italy)
Set Up, Bologna (Italy)

2016

"Silence is Sexy" Palazzo della Cultura, San Gimignano (Italy)
Affordable Art Fair Bruxelles, Bruxelles (Belgium)

2014

"Anima Mundi" Rocca di Casole D’Elsa, Casole d\'Elsa (Italy)

2009

"Karmacomics" Frida Isola, Milano (Italy)
Matt Eight UP, Villa Tittoni Traversi, Desio (Italy)
Incontemporanea, Borsa di Milano (Italy)
Incontemporanea, Museo Genti d\'Abruzzo, Pescara (Italy)

2008

Profilo Arte, Museo Permanente di Milano, Milano (Italy)

2007

La seduzione dello scarto, Nocera Inferiore (Italy)
INVERART, Padiglione Arte Giovane, Milano (Italy)

2006

Brutamor, Spazio Zero, Gallarate (Italy)ù

2005

SATURARTE, Palazzo Stella, Genova (Italy)







 

Publications
TONI ALFANO

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Catalogo di Toni Alfano.

Opere 2020-2022.

Lingue: italiano e inglese.

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