Tarshito, aka Mr Nicola Strippoli (1952), a noted contemporary Italian artist, architect, and art professor at the Academy of Fine Art who works in multiple media and is actively engaged in numerous collaborations with traditional indigenous art around the world.
Tarshito originally from Bari, south of Italy, ventured to India at the end of ’70s where he began creative collaborations with Indian traditional artists and developed his own special and powerful style. Since then, in the course of his frequent visits to India and to other parts of the world, the Italian artist continued his collaborations with traditional art practitioners. During his long and rich career, Tarshito has worked with a contemporary vision of art in collaboration with indigenous traditions such as that of Morocco, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia, Myanmar and Argentina….
Tarshito’s artworks have been shown in galleries and museums around the world such as at the National Museum Szczecin in 2009, the National Museum Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2016, and in the major museums of Apulia region , Italy, in 2022, in the Italian Institute of Culture of Mexico City, Mexico, Lima, Peru, Rabat, Morocco, at the Seoul City Hall, South Korea in various galleries of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, India, Kathmandu, Nepal, Bangkok, Thailand and at the Taminango Museum in Pasto, Colombia, 2023… he participated at the Biennale di Venezia in 2011, Cucsco Biennale in 2021 and his artworks are part of private and public collections in India (Devi Art Foundation), Bangladesh (Bengal Art Foundation), Belgium (Museum of Sacred Art), etc.
Over the last few years, he paints half of the artwork in Italy with his team, and the rest of the painting is then completed by local artists of the nations he visits, in this way, every artwork is a combination of styles with the spirit of collaboration and unity, of brotherhood and sisterhood between mankind.
Tarshito’s artworks include carpet weaving, embroidery, terracotta modeling, miniature painting, and gigantic vases sculptures. His art defines itself in terms of personal interaction and shared inspiration and a vision for a New Earth and a New Humanity.