Tomaso De Luca, Disco Bull, 2016.

I’m playing house music while looking the Picasso’s sculptures show at Moma. Hopefully no one can hear what I’m listening to with my headphones. It would be odd, because one should probably listen to Ravel. So I’m here, between modernism and disco, parties, drugs, communities, politics, minorities, forms, colors, noises, bombs, silence, rhythm, beats, bodies, body parts, drinks, communism, war, resistance, language language language a lot of language verbal nonverbal complete incomplete shattered mirrors disco balls the soft whispers of Picasso and Braque drinking absinthe in the corner making out with some go-go boy a bull a big big bull on the dance floor.

Tomaso De Luca (ITA, 1988, lives and works in Rome and New York) works in drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and video. He graduated from NABA in Milan with a BA Painting and Visual Art. De Luca has widely shown in galleries and institutions in Italy, Brazil, Korea, and New York. He is currently working on a new zine called MODERNISSIMO that will compliment his solo show at Monitor Gallery in Rome.

De Luca visual language is largely focused on modernity and underground culture. He renders art history subjects through new lenses of identity, gender and sexuality. Anchoring his thoughts in Art History from Classicism to Post-Modernity, he infuses and revisits subjects and techniques with contemporary perspectives provoking an irony and detournement of once deemed sacred viewpoints. DeLuca’s work is grounded in the complexity of his interests, challenging the viewer with new ways of seeing.

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Tomaso De Luca, Disco Bull, 2016
Tomaso De Luca
Disco Bull, 2016
cardboard, aluminum tape, disco lights
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Tomaso De Luca, Ein Reiner Morgen in Amerika, 2016, installation view at Monitor Gallery, Rome
Tomaso De Luca
Ein Reiner Morgen in Amerika, 2016
installation view at Monitor Gallery, Rome
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Tomaso De Luca, Frieze of the Intruder, 2015
Tomaso De Luca
Frieze of the Intruder, 2015
installation view at Monitor Studio, New York
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TomasoDeLuca-Video-2015
Tomaso De Luca
Still from video The Decorative Practice of Modernity in my Days of Boredom (While I Was Lying and Loving Myself on the Bed. Man, I taste like Nothing!), 2015
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Tomaso De Luca, The Monument, 2012
Tomaso De Luca
The Monument, 2012
300 drawings, variable dimension, mixed media; installation view at Monitor, Rome
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Tomaso De Luca, SALOPP GESAGT SCHLAPP, 2014, installation view at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany, photo credit: Tobias Hübel
Tomaso De Luca
SALOPP GESAGT SCHLAPP, 2014
installation view at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany, photo credit: Tobias Hübel
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Tomaso De Luca, SALOPP GESAGT SCHLAPP, 2014, installation view at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany, photo credit: Tobias Hübel
Tomaso De Luca
SALOPP GESAGT SCHLAPP, 2014
installation view at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany, photo credit: Tobias Hübel
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TomasoDeLuca-LESMONUMENTSINVISIBLES-2012
Tomaso De Luca
Sad Disco Stone Men, 2012
installation view at La Galerie, Centre d'art contemporain, Noisy-le-sec
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Tomaso-DeLuca-Premio-Furla-2013
Tomaso De Luca
installation view at Premio Furla 2013, IX edizione | Ex Ospedale degli Innocenti, Bologna
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Tomaso De Luca, monograph catalogue, 2010, Mousse Publishing
Tomaso De Luca
monograph catalogue, 2010
Mousse Publishing
view here
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