37 Days of Darkness. Tolone's practice summons into existence signs or contents or concepts stripped of the form required by their fruition - meanings deprived of their original signifiers.
Santo Tolone (b. 1979, Como, IT, based in London and Como) is studying for his MA Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2012). Recent and forthcoming shows include: Limoncello, London, UK (2015); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2014); Galerie QG, Salzinsel, LU (2008). Recent group shows include Fondazione Sandretto, Turin; CO2, Turin (both 2014); Almanac, London; Galerie Perrotin, Paris (both 2013); Campoli Presti, London; GAM, Milan; Marianne Boesky, New York (all 2012); Limoncello, London, UK; Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT (both 2011); Apexart, New York; Magazin Centre National d'Art Contemporain, FR (both 2010). Previous to this he worked collaboratively under the names Mr. Rossi (6 Italian artists and Ryan Gander), and as a couple as Santomatteo.
Santo Tolone’s practice summons into existence signs or contents or concepts stripped of the form required by their fruition - meanings deprived of their original signifiers. What remains of a content without mode of presentation - be it its perceptive form, its context, the web of meanings it naturally relates to? A discourse whose structure emerges spontaneously, the trial-and-error construction of a mental image.
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