• Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.

  • Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.

  • Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.

  • Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.

  • Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.

  • Massimo Polello

    Born in Turin, Italy, in 1970 where he lives and works now, Massimo Polello is Italy’s leading contemporary calligrapher.

    Polello’s professional training began studying calligraphy at the Scriptorium de Toulouse in France, after which he worked on developing his own language and personal style of contemporary calligraphy. In the last two decades he has developed an international reputation for his calligraphy, running workshops and working with in different media.  He has created several short films, including one with artist/film-maker Peter Greenaway, a video installation piece entitled ‘Peopling the Palace’, which was commissioned for the opening of the Venaria Castle, Turin in 2008.

    Polello evolves the classic calligraphic techniques of which he is now a master, combining them with experimental artistic gestures, often embellishing them with mixed media and materials such as resins and varnishes. As well as working on paper and canvas, he is always looking for unusual and inspiring surfaces and materials with which to work. This has led to several site specific commissions directly onto the walls of both residential and commercial interiors.

    He sums up his own approach to calligraphy as, "...letters become a means to exist outside myself... going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see, they become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions".

    Paintings and commissions by Massimo Polello are available in the UK exclusively from Gloucester Room.