Niele Toroni
Swiss, born 1937
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
Niele Toroni,
Swiss Institute
Niele Toroni,
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
2014
Biennial of Painting: "The Touch of the Painter",
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Niele Toroni pioneered a practice called “Travail-Peinture” which entails marking a surface with imprints of a no. 50 paintbrush at regular 30 cm intervals. Executed on diverse surfaces such as canvas, cloth, gallery walls, and floors, Toroni’s works are both paintings and painterly interventions into space. Each marking is distinct and yet all the markings are the same, transforming the experience of spaces and creating a field in which formal tensions between uniformity and difference, repetition and spontaneity emerge.