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Giovanni Tommasi Ferroni

Giovanni Tommasi Ferroni (1967, Rome) descended from an artistic Tuscan family. His grandfather, father, sister and uncle are all talented painters and sculptors and so he carries on the tradition of a family of artists that goes back many generations. As a little boy, he regularly hung about in the studio of his father, Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni, where he playfully learned how to paint. During the summer holidays his uncle, Marcello from Pietrasanta, taught him the art of drawing. As a result of this, he made his first painting at the age of sixteen. His career as a painter developed quickly after he finished high school in 1986 and started to work in his father’s studio. At that same time he studied Art History and Literature at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’; both still are a source of great inspiration in his paintings today. Ferroni, similarly to his ancestors, was educated in the classical, baroque tradition.
His paintings represent a world full of fantasy: monumental buildings, mythological or historical figures and events form the crucial subject matter in his work. While Ferroni's style and choice of subjects is influenced by the style of his ancestors, contemporary icons intrigue him as well, and so he adds modern elements to his very classical worlds. A synthesis that sometimes results in a slightly ironic, but always fantastic atmosphere. The contrast in his work, between image and time (anachronism), results in a magical realistic style.


Kunstgeschiedenis en Literatuur aan de Universiteit van Rome ‘La Sapienza’

Solo exhibitions (selected)

  • 1989 Galleria AMG, Alassio (Italië)
  • 1991 Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome (Italië)
  • 1995 Galleria L´Indicatore, Rome (Italië)
  • 1997 Group exhibition European Figurative Art Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 1997 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 1997 Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome (Italië)
  • 1998 Steltman Galleries, New York (Verenigde Staten)
  • 1998 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2000 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2002 Museo Sandro Parmeggiani, Ferrara (Italië)
  • 2002 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2003 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2004 Galerie Il Tempietto, Brindisi
  • 2005 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2006 February - March, Jan van der Togt Museum, Amstelveen
  • 2006 April, Gallery Davico, Turijn
  • 2007 Museo Sandro Parmeggiani, Ferrara (Italië)
  • 2007 Tecna, Milaan (Italië)
  • 2007 Palazzo Antinori 'Per ... Bacco', Florence (Italië)
  • 2007 Censa, Italië
  • 2007 August, Mongolië
  • 2007 Steltman Galleries, Amsterdam
  • 2011 Selective Art PARIS

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