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