A Poster by Tomaso Marcolla
Tomaso Marcolla was born in 1964, in Trento, Italy, where he currently lives and creates. Graduated from the Art Institute of Trento, he began work as a graphic designer in 1985.
He began to experiment his passion for art with watercolors, “applying them on non-traditional backgrounds, from Japanese paper to chalk.”
Later, his works became a fusion of graphic, pictorial, digital art and illustration, creating an interesting relationship, a technical and communicative interchange between the professional and artistic activity.
Marcolla finds digital art is well suited to the frenzy of the current times: “I choose it for its immediacy and the speed of realization. In addition, of course, for the effect. However, I don’t neglect other techniques such as pen, acrylic, figurative.The effect of the digital art is immediate, including the possibility to post it instantly on the web.”
The right to employment, the economic crisis, solidarity, nonviolence, the preservation of the environment: the subjects and inspirations of Marcolla’s cartoons come from the current news. “Watching television, talking to people, listening to a joke” this is how the artist from Trento finds an opportunity to grab the pen (and the mouse) and represent the reality “in a way that makes people think, and also smile, although sometimes I deal with very serious issues.”
His posters, created by assembling graphic techniques, photography and computer graphics, have received international awards. He’s a member of the AIAP (Italian Association for the Planning of Visual Communication) and the BEDA (Bureau of European Designers Associations).