Niele Toroni, ‘Brush Marks, 50 units at intervals of 30 cm’, 2008, Alfonso Artiaco

About Niele Toroni

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.

Swiss, b. 1937, Muralto, Switzerland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Niele Toroni: En passant, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Niele Toroni, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Niele Toroni, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Niele Toroni, Swiss Institute, New York
Biennial of Painting: "The Touch of the Painter", Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle