Paolo Amico

Born in San Cataldo in 1987, he lives and works between Sicily and Turin. He undertook artistic studies immediately, since he was a child he knew he wanted to be an artist, already at the age of 7 years he discovered a strong predisposition for drawing, from that day he never stopped drawing and already at a young age he came into contact with the tools more congenial to him that are the ballpoint pens, as a child he used the classic pen Carioca 10 colors.After graduation he worked for two years in a restoration company and as an assistant at the university, years in which he found the pens in his path and began to create works using the colored bic, initially attracted by artificial lights he created projects dedicated to urban nightscape, until the last projects dedicated to the portrait. Between solo and group exhibitions, in 2012 at the Art Award he won the Golden Plaque, from which he derives a great artistic growth by exhibiting in 2013 in Pietrasanta and Milan.In 2014 he undertakes relationships with Galleria Zabert, between 2014 and 2018 he enriches his experience with an important series of exhibitions and awards. Such as the personal Visioni Torinesi of 2014 at the Galleria Zabert; the collective Tentazioni curated by Luca Beatrice always at the Galleria Zabert; the victory of the Meneghetti International ArtPrize, the participation in the final of the Cairo Prize of 2015 held in Milan and then again in 2018 at the Palazzo Reale, I Tesori d'Italia at the Expo fair of 2015, the collective exhibition Segno della memoria at the Palace of the European Parliament in Brussels curated by Ermanno Tedeschi and the personal exhibition in Forte dei Marmi at the Galleria Il forte Arte with the exhibition Fototessera 2. 0. He currently lives and works in Turin.


Works on show


 “ Migration ”

  (2018, 45x50cm)
ballpoint pens on paper

" Directional Meditation "

(2017, 40x30 cm)
ballpoint pens on paper