Alessandro Tomassetti is a Canadian figurative painter based in Barcelona. He is known for his intimate portraits of contemporary men. Dramatic lighting and a moody color palette compliment his naturalistic rendering technique to capture the vulnerability and sensuality of his male subjects, the likes of which is most often associated with the female form. Intended to invert the male gaze, Tomassetti’s oil paintings seduce the viewer into appreciating the male form while confronting cultural tenets of masculinity.





“Around the time I started painting, it became clear that my favourite artists throughout history had painted males but my favourite contemporary figurative artists mostly focused on female subjects. Contemporary male portraits still seem reserved for important men, that is, conventionally powerful men.” Alessandro Tomassetti





shown:

2019 Inside Out/ Outside In
RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton NY


2019 Painting The Figure Now 
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau


2019 International Biennial Portrait Competition
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau


2019 I Observe
Rehs Contemporary, New York

2019 ARC Salon
MEAM, Barcelona

2018 Gallery Artist Show
Carolyn Kramer Gallery, Provincetown


2018 Painting The Figure Now 
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau


2018 Studio 54
Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery, Provincetown


2017 ARC Salon
Sagamundi Club, New
York

interviewed:

︎ The Creator & The Muse
︎ Back To The Drawing Board
︎ Combustus
︎ My Modern Met
︎ Fucking Young

featured:

Fine Art Connoisseur. Three To Watch, Feb 2020

American Art Collector:  Issue 166, Aug 2019

Vogue Living: June 2019

Architectural Digest: Volume 9 (USA), Number 140 (Spain), Number 151 (France), 2018

Poets and Artist Magazine: The New Nude, Family, Visions of Venus, Eros’ Gaze, PaintingThe Figure Now, I Observe, Adorn Me

collected:

Los Angeles, Cape Town, New York, Madrid, Toronto, Palm Springs, Geneva, London, Seattle, Oslo, Chicago, Princeton