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EOLO TOMASSONI

​"THE GENIUS OF ART"


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EOLO TOMASSONI WAS BORN IN ROME 5 APRIL ON A WINDY DAY IN 1967. IT WAS AN AUSPICIOUS DAY THAT INSPIRED HIS FATHER, ENNIO, ANTIQUE RESTORER, TO CHOOSE THIS MYTHOLOGICAL NAME FOR HIS ONLY MALE HEIR, EOLO, AFTER THE GOD OF WIND AEOLUS, FROM THE TROJAN EPIC AENEID BY VIRGIL.
SINCE EARLY CHILDHOOD EOLO SHOWED A KEEN INTEREST IN THE VISUAL ARTS. ALSO THE ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT OF HIS FATHER AND THE LOVE OF THEATRE OF HIS MOTHER, MARIA, WERE DETERMINING FACTORS THAT MADE EOLO A LOVER OF THE ARTS BUT ALSO OF PERFORMANCE.
HE GRADUATED FROM THE NO.4 ART SCHOOL IN ROME, WHILE WORKING AT THE SAME TIME IN HIS FATHER’S RESTORATION STUDIO. HE ATTENDED ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL WHICH BROADENED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF DECORATION AND RESTORATION AND EVEN FURNISHING. HE AIDED HIS FATHER ON MANY DIFFERENT DECORATION JOBS IN WELL-OFF “NOBLE” ROMAN HOMES, AS WELL AS WORKING FOR FASHION DESIGN CLIENTS SUCH AS UMBERTO GINOCCHIETTI, LUISA SPAGNOLI AND SO ON.
IN 1984 EOLO STARTED EXPLORING THE WORLD OF HIP HOP, HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BREAK-DANCERS AND GRAFFITI ARTISTS IN ROME, IN ITALY HE WAS PART OF HISTORIC ITALIAN BREAKDANCE CREWS, THE FRESH KIDS AND THE FLOOR MASTERS. AT THAT TIME HE MET ARTISTS SUCH AS SEBY RUOCCO OR ICE ONE, AND WITH HIM HE RELEASED HIS FIRST RAP CD. IN HE WAS ALSO A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF JIMMY FERNANDEZ, WHO WOULD GO BACK TO PANAMA TO FORM THE MUSIC GROUP, LATIN POZZE. WITH ICE ONE EOLO FORMED PART OF THE CURRENT CULTURAL ARTISTIC NOMADISM. AS EOLO BEGAN TO CREATE HIS FIRST GRAFFITI ON THE BANKS OF THE TEVERE, HE USED TO BREAKDANCE WITH THE MOST FAMOUS CREW IN ROME, BUT THAT’S NOT ALL, HE STARTED TO STUDY THE ART OF SCRATCH, AND AFTER TOURING WITH RECORD PRODUCERS, THE MICIONI BROTHERS, EOLO WENT ON TO BE KNOWN AS AN EXCELLENT SCRATCHER IN ITALY.
HIS ECLECTICISM HOWEVER DOES NOT DETACH HIM FROM THE ARTISAN TRADITION OF HIS FATHER’S TRADE, MORE THAN THAT IT TAKES HIS SPIRIT, AND TRANSPOSES IT ON REALITY. IN 1997 HE MADE HIS FIRST JOURNEY TO CHINA. NOT A NORMAL TOURIST TRIP AS HIS PARENTS AND FRIENDS THOUGHT. HIS ATTRACTION TO THE ORIENT WAS BORN FROM THE RESTORATION OF VENETIAN LACQUER FURNITURE, CALLED CHINOISERIE, THAT IN 700 AD WAS THE FASHION IN ITALY, AND HE GREW UP WATCHING BRUCE LEE FILMS. HOWEVER, AFTER THAT FIRST TRIP, HE STARTED LEARNING THE CHINESE LANGUAGE IN BEIJING, AS WELL AS THE CULTURE, PAINTING AND BEIJING OPERA.
AT THE AGE OF 30 FACED WITH A CULTURE OF ANCIENT MYSTERY AND NOVELTY HE DECIDED TO LEAVE ITALY AND START AFRESH. A NEW LANGUAGE, NEW TECHNIQUES AND CULTURAL CUSTOMS STIMULATED EOLO TO NEW ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES. ESPECIALLY IN BEIJING OPERA, HE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE HE IS THE FIRST ITALIAN IN HISTORY TO STUDY AND EVEN PERFORM IT, YES, IN 1999 HE PARTICIPATED IN A COMPETITION FOR BEIJING OPERA LOVERS, WHICH WAS SHOWN LIVE ON THE STATE CHANNEL, HE EVEN WON THE SILVER DRAGON. IN THE MEANTIME IN ADDITION TO STUDYING PAINTING, HE WORKED IN CHINESE TELEVISION. BUT SINCE HE DID NOT LIKE THE POPULARITY, HE WAS NOT DUPED BY THE FLATTERY OF THE MASS MEDIA.
IN FACT HE DOVE STRAIGHT INTO THE OCEAN OF ARTISTIC INSPIRATION, AND LOADED WITH CONTENT, HE MADE REVOLUTIONARY PAINTINGS THAT UNITED WESTERN CULTURE WITH EASTERN CULTURE, ADOPTING RICE PAPER, AND USING CHINESE INK INSTEAD OF COLOURS, IN EFFECT A MIXTURE BETWEEN PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY.
IN THE SAME YEAR HE RETURNED TO ITALY AND PARTICIPATED IN A COLLECTIVE SHOW “ART AND POETRY” PROMOTED BY THE ART CRITIC ANNA IOZZINO, SELLING HIS PAINTINGS WHICH WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF IOZZINO, HE WAS ENCOURAGED TO CREATE OTHER SHOWS LIKE: “LIGHT AS A SURVEY ON REALITY”, THEN ANOTHER ON THE THEME "EOLO MEETS THE EAST", HERE HIS NEW CULTURAL BAGGAGE IS MORE EVIDENT WITH A MORE ACTIVE PERCEPTION OF EMOTIONS, EXPERIENCES AND ENCOUNTERS, SHOWING HOW ART CAN BE A PRIVILEGED TOOL TO INFILTRATE OTHER CULTURES AND ABSORB ITS MOST SUBSTANTIAL ELEMENTS. 
IN 2001 HE ALSO TRIED HIS HAND AT PHOTOGRAPHY. AFTER HIS TRIP PATROLLING DIFFERENT PARTS OF EASTERN CHINA, TISCALI PUBLISHED HIS PHOTOS. TITLED “ANHUI, CHINA AND COLOUR".
THAT SAME YEAR HE TRAVELLED TO THE ISLAND OF HAINAN. AND FOUND THAT THE CITY OF SANYA WAS A SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR HIM. HERE ON THE ISLAND HE EXPERIENCED AND BECAME FAMILIAR NOT ONLY WITH THE ART BUT ALSO WITH THE ITALIAN IMAGE FROM A DIFFERENT ASPECT, BUT STILL ALWAYS INVOLVED IN THE ART BUSINESS. IN FACT HE PRODUCED ITALIAN ICE CREAM FOR A FIVE STAR INTERNATIONAL HOTEL ON THE ISLAND. HE OPENED A PIZZERIA FOR FUN IN 2003, "AVE ROMA".  WHICH HOLDS THE TITLE OF NOT ONLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIZZERIA ON THE ISLAND..... BUT ALSO THE BEST PIZZA. DECORATED WITH ANCIENT ROMAN FURNITURE, WHERE HE DISPLAYS HIS ART IN MANY EXPRESSIVE FORMS. THE DECORATION OF THE RESTAURANT BROUGHT HIM TO INTERIOR DESIGN. IN 2009 HE INVESTED IN, DESIGNED, AND MADE THE FURNITURE OF A RESTAURANT IN YALONG BAY, IN SANYA ON HAINAN ISLAND, CALLED THE "SEALOUNGE" A JEWEL OF CONCEPTION WHERE THE NATURE AND TASTE OF THE LOUNGE SKILFULLY MEET.
MEANWHILE HE FOUND THE TIME TO PROMOTE AND PUT ON A VISUAL ART EXHIBITION IN SANYA, THEN AGAIN IN GUANGZHOU IN 2011, AND RECENTLY IN 2013 HE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN AN EXHIBITION IN ITALY "ELSA MORANTE AWARD" THE MANIFESTO OF 150 YEARS OF "GIUSEPPE VERDI FOREVER" AND FINALLY HE TOOK PART IN THE ITALIAN CHINESE ART FESTIVAL "BREAKING ART FESTIVAL". 
HE IS THE PROMOTER OF AD HOC, AND TOGETHER WITH HIS COLLABORATOR AN EXPERT IN LUXURY MARKETING IN ASIA, LORENZO DELLA CROCE, HE CREATED A PLATFORM IN HONG KONG WHERE HE PROMOTES AND ORGANIZES EVENTS. RECENTLY HE IS BUSY PROMOTING HIS NEW PROJECT, "LEARN THE ART" ADDRESSED TO ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ITALIAN ART AND HAVE AN APPROACH WITH THE ARTS AND CRAFTS AND EVEN ITALIAN CUISINE. BECAUSE ART IS A WAY OF LIFE, AND MUST ONLY BE LIVED AD HOC. 





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