Tony Toscani: ‘Zeitgeist’

Daydreamer, 20 x 20, oil on linen, 2018, courtesy Tony Toscani

Artist Tony Toscani captures “the zeitgeist of the millennial generation” in a solo exhibition called Dayreamers, on through Oct. 13 at Massey Klein Gallery in New York City. His paintings feature figures who grapple with social anxiety, disillusionment, boredom, and vanity.

Before Sleep, oil on linen, 32 x 32, 2018, courtesy Tony Toscani

“Portraits of weary and disenchanted individuals caught during mundane, pedestrian moments, checking one’s phone, or staring at a screen, reveal the isolating tendencies associated with technology.” the gallery says in notes for the exhibition. Toscani paints moments we can all relate to and identify with, no matter what generation we’re from.

Smoke Break, oil on linen, 22 x 28, 2018, courtesy Tony Toscani
Couple In Bed, oil on linen, 20 x 20, 2019, courtesy Tony Toscani

Toscani received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited throughout the United States including shows in New York, Miami, and Pennsylvania. This is his first solo exhibition with Massey Klein Gallery.

Tony Toscani’s website, here.

His Instagram, here.

Massey Klein Gallery, here.


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