About the Artwork

Please note this artwork is no longer on display.

Tuttofuoco has proven his skill in capturing the vibrations of social, urban, and collective contexts, sowing public and private spaces with works that have become a part of the urban landscape over time. The neon lights The Source depicts the artist’s hands as he mimes some words conveyed using a sign language liberally inspired by those of youth subcultures.

Year: 2017

Courtesy of the artist, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Federica Schiavo Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Neon and steel structure


268 x 315 cm

Artist Biography

Patrick Tuttofuoco

Patrick Tuttofuoco was born in Milan, 1974. Lives and works in Milan. Selected solo and group exhibitions: Maxxi, Rome, Italy (2018); Galleria Cracco, Milan, Italy (2018); MACRO, Rome, Italy (2017); OGR, Grandi Officine Riparazioni, Turin, Italy (2017); Plasma Plastic Modern Art, Milan, Italy (2017); Mega, Venice, Italy (2017); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (2016); HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2015); dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2015); Piazzetta Brera, Milan, Italy (2015); Caserma Ettore De Sonnaz, Turin, Italy (2015); PAC, Milan, Italy (2015); Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy (2014); Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy (2014); 2nd Xinjiang International Art Biennale, Xinjiang, China (2014); Antinori Familiae Museum, San Casciano, Firenze, Italy (2013); Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2013); MAMbo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2013); Palazzo Borghese, Rome, Italy (2012); GAM, Milan, Italy (2012); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA (2012); Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada (2012); Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany (2012); Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic (2012); Peres Project, Berlin, Germany (2011); Anti Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Mestre, Venice, Italy (2011); MARTa, Herford, Germany (2011); MACRO, Rome, Italy (2010); Dersa Comfort, Zurich, Switzerland (2010); Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan, Italy (2010); Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (2010); GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (2010); MART, Rovereto, Italy (2010); Italian Embassy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2010); Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy (2010); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2010); Le Dictateur, Milan, Italy (2010); Gallery Pilar Corrias, London, UK (2009); Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy (2009); Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany (2009); Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, USA (2009); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanzawa, Japan (2009).