“I paint to feel good, I paint to bring out what has been stratified and covered over the years, my joys and my pains. In a few words, I paint emotions.”
Anna Tozzi, aka Atò, born in Rome in 1965. She graduated in Graphics and Advertising from the European Institute of Design. She has two years of experience in a graphics studio and a series of collaborations for the design of coordinated brands and corporate images.
For years, Atò has been a passionate artist experimenting with different abstract painting techniques whose dominant theme is the expression of emotions through color and matter. Reflecting the artist's iridescent soul, the works acquire expressive content in their own processing: the mixture of acrylic and vinavil is poured onto the canvas and worked with a brush or palette knife, giving life to lines and contours. The traits and shades are initially not the real ones, the work acquires body and color only by drying out, forming an ever clearer "sign" as if the imprint of the artist's emotional state remained.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist