El Gato Chimney was born in 1981 in Milano, Italy where he currently lives and works.
He started his career as a self taught artist, developing an early interest in graffiti, which made him pursue a successful journey into street art, that he still cites as one of his ispirations, along with steampunk culture and surrealism.
As the years went by, his art went through some changes, due to the fact that he acquired both new knowledge and technical skills, and that brought him to an introspective research to depict immaterial things, such as emotions and inner visions.
His researches range over a wide variety of subjects, such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, spiritualism and tribal art.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 The Forest Fire, Galería Combustión Espontánea, Madrid, Spain 2015 Preternatural History, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy 2015 De Rerum Natura, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York, USA, 2015 2014 Metapsychic Paths, Galería Combustión Espontánea, Madrid, Spain 2013 Crossroads, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy 2011 Double Fantasy, Studio D’Arte Fioretti, Bergamo, Italy, curated by Ivan Quaroni 2010 Steam Box, Two Windows Project, Berlin, Germany 2010 Steam Funfair, Avantgarden Gallery, Milano, Italy
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