Carla Tolomeo is an Italian born artist. Since her childhood, Tolomeo was encouraged by renowned Italian artist and writer Giorgio De Chirico and, later by Renato Guttuso amongst other artists who appreciated and stimulated her artistic abilities. She directed her art towards diminishing boundaries between expressions of art. With the support of these important figures in Italian culture, by 1971 she held her first exhibition in Lugano, Italy inspired by Japanese painting.
Tolomeo has an array of skills ranging from painting, engraving, sculpture and ceramics. Later in her career Tolomeo began to focus on the philosophy of “a mutation, in a transformation from any object to an object of art, starting from the most banal and domestic furnishing element: the Chair” – giving her recognition as the "Lady of Chairs”. As a result of her studies, experience and nonstop desire to learn new techniques, Carla Tolomeo succeeds in transforming her chairs into totems, into something magical that recalls an almost rediscovered childhood, with a hint of malice of those who have lived life intensely.
Carla Tolomeo : Beyond the Visual | Exhibition & Talk12 - 19 Nov 2019 DUBAIIn conjunction with Downtown Design Fair OBLONG will be hosting a pop-up solo exhibition featuring Italian artist Carla Tolomeo.
The Nascence15 Oct - 14 Nov 2019 DUBAIOBLONG's debut exhibition THE NASCENCE, marks the galleries entry into Dubai’s internationally established art scene, showcasing the works of some of the most prolific and prominent artists of contemporary art, including: Igor Mitoraj, Manolo Valdéz, Stefano Bombardier, amongst many others.
Summer Emotions24 Aug - 7 Sep 2019 FORTE DEI MARMIOblong Contemporary Gallery inaugurates its first headquarters in Italy in the town of Forte dei Marmi with a summer exhibition featuring the works by Italian artist Mario Arlati and Polish artist Igor Mitoraj.