About the Artwork

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).