Tom Porta


Tom Porta exhibits in our gallery from 2018.

Born in Italy in 1970 Tom Porta shows a strong attitude towards drawing and the arts in general since childhood. He graduated as a Master of Arts and began a successful career in illustration and photography. Tom has lived in Italy, Germany, France, Japan and the United States and, since the beginning of his career, has chosen to merge his life experiences in his own painting. Since 2003, Tom has been painting full-time, putting aside photography and illustration, entering important collections as well as auctions such as Sotheby's and Christie's. Present in the list of the first 100 Italian artists, Tom Porta is invited to participate in the 500th Anniversary of Italian Painting, a collection that starts from the late 1500s to the present day. His work focuses on the history of the 20th century, using the past as a mirror of the present, as shown in his successful cycle "Shinpu Tokkotai Project" Inspired by Japanese Kamikaze. The artist is also fascinated by the flow of time, the sign on objects, the consumption that lets it flow in his journey. There is no casual observer and the distraction is literally pulverized by the power of the pictorial tract, by the choice of the subjects, the shots, the colors like vital breaths.                                                                                                          Main exhibitions: Milan Grattacelo Pirelli, Milan Malpensa Terminal 1, Milan Spazio Pedraglio, Milan Famedio del Monumentale, Milan Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan Museums of Porta Romana, Milan Palazzo Marino, Arona Villa Ponti, Bollate Fabbrica Borron Foundation, Turin Embassy Kazakhstan 2013, Turin Biennale of Venice 2011 Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Biennale di Venezia, Genoa Palazzo Ducale, Genoa: GAM Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Como, Crema, Bari, Gattinara Vercelli, Rome, Perugia Palazzo delle Penne, Chicago , Detroit, Detroit USA, Koln Germany, Lugano Switzerland.