Paul Totti – Reviving the classic Italian landscape
Paul Totti is a multidisciplinary artist who’s work features majestic landscapes, architecture, and various other natural and man-made subjects. His work emotes a sense of nostalgia, wonder, and awe for the beauty that surrounds us. A theme that is evident in much of his recent work, sometimes subtle and sometimes more obvious, is the juxtaposition of the old with the new. Whatever the subject, what drives Paul most is his unwavering reverence for beauty. Paul looks for subjects that are profoundly beautiful and possess a simple elegance. He seeks to find and expose beauty in people, places, and things that may not otherwise be apparent and/or readily accessible.
To display his artwork, Paul prefers Exhibition Matte Canvas – Epson’s Signature Collection
Paul was born in 1970 in Ottawa, Canada, and became involved in the arts at a very early age. He was introduced to art at age 7 when the sculpture classes he was attending sparked his interest in the sublime power of artistic expression. By age 12, he was taking life drawing classes in which he became familiar with anatomy, gesture, and the subtleties of the human form. During high school he won a number of prestigious awards, including a first prize for his sculpture ‘Pluto, God of the Underworld’ and for various theatrical costume and prop designs. In addition to hands-on and practical experience, he also studied the theory and history of art, which further enhanced his intellectual appreciation for art, in it’s significance to parallel historical world events and to the evolution of the collective human consciousness. After graduating from high school Paul studied at Sheridan College, a prestigious art school near to Toronto, Canada, where he majored in Illustration and minored in a variety of media arts disciplines.
When he finished college Paul returned to his home town of Ottawa where he worked as a commercial artist, producing digital media for many high-profile domestic and international businesses, corporations and organizations. He worked commercially for 10 years until he decided to return to his roots in the fine arts.
In recent years Paul has been living in Italy, where half of his blood originates and where the art scene is both tangible and vibrant. He has been rekindling his interests in his own personal artistic expression by focusing mostly on producing photography and video, and by meeting and collaborating with fellow artists and media folk.
Recently exhibited at Arbitration Place
PHOTO4: The Work of Four Photographers
Curated by Randy Gladman of The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
You can buy and see more of work at http://www.paultotti.com