Giovanni Tozzetti, abstract figurative painting from Australia
Born in Rome, Italy, in a family with very deep roots in the Arts. His grandfather and two of his uncles were well known sculptors in Italy: the Fiordigiglio family.
He studied drawing and sculpture from his childhood under the guidance of his uncle Vincenzo, in his Atelier of via Margutta in Rome and in the local Scuola Statale delle Arti (National College of Arts) in Via Gesu’e Maria, enriched and completed his academical mastering in fine arts.
As his life progressed, his interest switched to practical applications. He studied mechanical engineering and industrial design became his major activity. In Italy he has worked for many years with various local and International engineering teams.
Migrated in Australia in 1972 , after 4 years in Sydney working as a designer with the Kentcast Industries and 4 years with the Otis Elevators Company, decided to work as freelance and to alternate artistic and technical activities.
Technically he has been represented from 1981 to 1998 by Entec group of company (agents for technicians), working in different fields with various teams. To mention some: Alcatel, STC , Rheem, University of Sydney faculty of physics Arnotts Biscuits , Frito Lay Australia, BHP ,Clyde Engineering and the latest with Sydney Engineering, Smithfield, on the design of satellite antennas for the Army.
In 2009 & 2010 in Nowra for the Manildra company was involved on design of new industrial development. His designs have been produced with computer software. His Artwork in Sydney was managed by Australian Art Informs, curator of the Hilton, Darling Park (IBM Building) and the Leura Fairmont Resort Galleries.
He has exhibited his work in numerous group art exhibitions in Italy, Australia and the Philippines, where at the University of Santo Tomas of Manila, for his knowledge was invited to give lectures on “Arts and Technology”
He has had individual art exhibitions in 1990, in Limassol, Cyprus and 1991 in Sydney, at the Fairfield Arts Centre. A retrospective exhibition of his work was shown at the STEIN Gallery of Fairfield Museum at the Regional Heritage Centre.
His contemporary work was exhibited in October 1997, at the Sydney Hilton. In 2005 and 2009 exhibited his paintings and sculptures at the Nowra Regional Arts Centre, on the South Coast of Australia.
In a cultural exchange between the Shoalhaven City of Nowra – N.S.W and Fuzhon city of China his work was part of a group exhibition.
He exhibited in 2005 in Limassol at the International Centre Peters Gallery and in 2006 at Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2008 his work was shown at the MATTHEW FLINDERS Gallery on Bribie Island, Queensland.
In 2012 at the Dunn Lewis Gallery, Ulladulla. His work can be found in private collections in Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Australia and Cyprus.