TYZO DAVID TOCCALINO
He is an alumni of Sheridan College where he received his Creative Art Diploma; Sculpture Diploma from St. Lawrence College; and a Welding Diploma from Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology.
His work has participated in numerous exhibitions including: Wellington County Museum & Archives, Minarovich Gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts, Fergus / Elora Art Tours, Elora Art Festivals, the Canadian Sculpture Centre, and the John B. Aird Gallery at the Macdonald Block in Toronto.
Toccalino’s work is included in private collections. He was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada in 2008. He works and lives in Fergus, Ontario.
My early artistic endeavours incorporated found objects into agglomerations or assemblages, which dramatized my aesthetic of irrational juxtaposition, as many of the early surrealists had before me.
As I am fabricating, I am aware that each component that is affixed, is an intrusion into the empty space that had been before. I strive to achieve a balance and work within a 360-degree perspective. When successful, an intimate relationship occurs between all components of any particular piece. When viewed, the eye can’t help but race from component to component, in order to assess it from a three-dimensional perspective.
I do not like to repeat myself. I follow a totally intuitive approach. I do not question the source of my inspiration beyond the relationship between the positive and negative shapes and the sculpture as a whole. I like to think of my work as contemporary, as well as homage to all that has gone before.