Federico Tosi (b.1988, Milan, Italy, lives and works in Milan) studied painting at the Fine Art Academy of Brera, followed by a postgraduate course in Sculpture between Milan and Istanbul Mimar Sinan University, finished in 2014.
A selection of solo shows and group exhibitions includes: Baby, Almanac Inn, Turin (2017); Open Studio Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (2016); Arcipelago Der Blitz, MAG Museo Alto Garda, Rovereto (2016); Adventure Time is Over, Almanac Inn, Turin (2015); FUORICLASSE, GAM Galleria Arte Moderna, Milan (2012); Old Digger, Room Galleria, Milan (2012).
He has taken part in various residencies around the world, such as Noa Noa, Bali, Indonesia (2017); Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan (2017), PoppsPacking, Detroit (2016); VSC Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (2016); Fondazione Spinola Banna, Poirino (2015); VIAFARINI, Milan (2013).
PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR BFSP #03
I want to create a human body with no bones, no muscles and no soul. Only his floppy skin, folded like an old T-shirt.
To take a mold means to catch the most external layer of something, the last millimeter of perception for each creature. You can always take the surface but you cannot go deep inside the material. Mold and cast is always a matter of skin and for this project I wanted to be as focused as possible around the theme and the property of the wax as a simulated skin itself.