Biography – short

Tarshito, aka Mr Nicola Strippoli (1952), a noted contemporary Italian artist, architect and art professor at 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 in the end of 70’s 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….

Tarshito’s artworks have been shown in galleries and museums around the world such as at the National Museum Szczecin 2009, National Museum Dhaka 2016, at Mexico City, Lima, Seoul, Rabat, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Bangkok… He  also participated at the Venice Biennale in 2011, Cusco Biennale 2021 and his art pieces are in 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 artist of the nations he visits, in this way every artworks 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, 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.

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