I was born in Sicily, I live and work in London, doing 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, 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.
Colour and texture contrasts are a constant in my art.

exhibitions

2016 Art Open studio, Unboliviable, photography, 12 Darvell Drive, HP52QL Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK.

2015 Art Open House, Landscape and seascape, 6 Priory Lodge, Nightingale Place, WD3 7DG Rickmansworth, UK.

2014 Art Open Studio, Chiyogami & Yuzen Collages, Hiroo Gardens Hills D503, Hiroo 4-1-18, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

2013 Magenta Art Open studio, Récits et Tableaux de voyages, mixed media works, Magenta Art, Unit C 23a Benwell Road, N7 7BL London  – www.magenta-art.org.uk

2013 Art Open House, AQUA, photography, 32 Warlters Road, N7 0RX London.

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 Arts Trust - 3 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ London --http://www.candidarts.com/

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, - Mixed media art works show with Mediterranean Brunch - 32 Warlters Road, N7 0RX London

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

contact

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e-mail: toni.ali@hotmail.co.uk
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