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Paolo Troilo’s Hand Painted Self Portraits

Southern Italian artist Paolo Troilo lives and works in Milan. Troilo’s explosive paintings are created without any brushes and instead he uses only his hands and jars of black and ivory acrylic paints. He consistently depicts himself as the only subject in his work. Troilo states that this change of technique occurred in 2004 when “I did it with my hands because I… forgot to buy the brushes!” See more after the jump!


Southern Italian artist Paolo Troilo lives and works in Milan. Troilo’s explosive paintings are created without any brushes and instead he uses only his hands and jars of black and ivory acrylic paints. He consistently depicts himself as the only subject in his work. Troilo states that this change of technique occurred in 2004 when “I did it with my hands because I… forgot to buy the brushes!”





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