Tommaso Fattovich’s early life in Milan, Italy provided his ﬁrst signiﬁcant education in ﬁne arts. In his teens, his family moved to the U.S. He draws inspiration from both places, as well as the deep contrasts between them.
A self-taught painter, Fattovich values self-determination above all, and spends studio time alienating himself from the pull of the outside world in order to create from the most authentic inner source. His powerful compositions, eloquent and raw in their palette and gesture, draw the viewer in, to sense the often overlooked, and at times overwhelming energy all around them.
Fattovich calls his style Abstract Punk. He deliberately rejects traditional techniques in lieu of brute art strategies. Painting with a mixture of oils, acrylics and other mediums on large-scale canvases, he uses his hands and other tools, like plaster trowels and forks, adding rough textures and dimensions to his surfaces. “I use whatever I can use to make that mark,” he says. “It’s not even a brush stroke.” His compositions evolve in a subliminal process in which he responds viscerally to the colors, layers, lines and shapes, coaxing each composition along until it reveals itself to him as ﬁnished. This, he says, is the most rewarding part of the artistic process: discovering the moment when the work has become “what it was meant to be” then connecting with a viewer who responds to the work.
The art landscape created by a burgeoning Wynwood Art District in Miami became the backdrop to Fattovich’s ﬁrst ﬁne art exhibition in 2010. His work has since been exhibited in Miami, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boca Raton, East Hampton, as well as his ﬁrst solo show in New York at CJ One Gallery in 2021. He lives and works in Boca Raton, FL.