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TONI ALI

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Blue 1, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 91x71
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blue 2, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 90x90
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landscape 1, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 50x70
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Carolina - Women series, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 100x70
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Bea - Women series, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 90x60
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Leandra - Women series, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 90x60
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Snowing in London , 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 90x90
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02.03.2012 , 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 90x90
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Tzeltal flowers, 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 109x92
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Afternoon in Warlters Road, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 46x35
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Quick Facts
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Tags
abstract, mixed-media, pop
Statement

I was born in Sicily, I live and work in London, devoted to photography and mixed media artwork.
The Elsewhere -or Ailleurs- dominates my art.
An endless love for travel literature ignites the desire of Ailleurs and a deep passion for travelling: to Africa, Asia, South America and across Europe, where I photographed extensively.
I focus on colours, shadows and details invisible to the ordinary eye, creating each time a meticulous and refined composition.
My photography speaks about the unsaid, the absence, the solitude and the silence enjoyed deep inside, the constant search for the Ailleurs.

In London, the city that has become my new home, I have been working with mixed media, creating a series of canvases where I combine colours, textures, patterns, papers, materials collected in my travels (henna stencils, chiyogami paper, fabrics…) playing with acrylics, marker pens, enamels.

My works are inspired by memories of my journeys, the everyday life, my experience and the reality around me that appeal to our senses and emotions, and not to our intellect.

I love to record my life, moments and people.

My purpose is not sending a message or telling a story, I want that my works should evoke just the viewer's personal emotions and feelings.

 Repetition and geometry, colour and texture contrasts are a constant in my art.

EXHIBITIONS, ART FAIRS, VENUES

 2013 Disparate Motives, group exhibition in association with Magenta Art , 30 April – 4 May - Curious Duke Gallery –  Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8QP London 

 2013 Mixed media show,  group exhibition -  19 - 21 April - Candid ArtsTrust - 3 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ London - www.candidarts.net/

 2013 Cork Street Open Winter Exhibition, 18 – 25 January, shortlisted artwork: “Carolina” (Women series) 2011, collage & mixed media. The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, W1S 3NG London - www.galleryincorkstreet.com

 2012  The Other Art Fair - 22 - 25 November - Ambika P3, Marylebone Rd, NW1 London - www.theotherartfair.com

 2012 Art Open House, 24th June - Mixed media art works show with Mediterranean Brunch - 32 Warlters Road, N7 0RX London

 2011 Magenta Art Open studio, November, Magenta Art, Unit C 23a Benwell Road, N7 7BL London  – www.magenta-art.org.uk