(1971 - ).
Tommaso Ottieri was born in Naples, Italy in 1971. He studied architecture at the University of Naples and the Robert Gordon School of Architecture. After winning the Leonardo da Vinci scholarship in 1996, Ottieri moved to the Greek island of Santorini to work as an architect. During this time, he founded his first painting studio in the town of Oia. After returning to Naples in 1998, he obtained his Master's degree in Executive Planning and Bio-Architecture at the University Federico II of Naples. Shortly after receiving his degree, he devoted himself to painting full time. His study of architecture has undoubtedly shaped the style and subject matter of his paintings- luminous urban landscapes and the interiors of theaters and churches. He focuses on the color, light and movement found in the intense life of a city as it falls into the dark. By using wax and oil as his medium, his paintings have a texture that fills them with the drama and motion seen in the places they depict. Ottieri has enjoyed international success as an artist, exhibiting in over 20 solo exhibitions and nearly 40 group exhibitions in cities all over the world.
"I always paint the city as women I adore, to place them standing in front of a majestic sky and at the sight of a world, which sets but always dawns." - Tommaso Ottieri