Patrick Tuttofuoco designed Ultragender exclusively for YOOX, the synthesis of the beautiful Egyptian queen Nefertiti’s profile and the male chromosome symbol, a circle with an arrow pointing upwards emerging from it. The edition has a limited run of 20 pieces in enamelled stainless steel with a “super mirror” effect and LED lights on the back, which can be controlled with a remote control to reproduce the entire colour spectrum. Each piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
Born in Milan in 1974, Patrick Tuttofuoco conceives his practice as a dialogue between individuals and their ability to transform the environment they inhabit by exploring notions of community and social integration in order to combine immediate sensorial allure with the power to trigger profound theoretical responses. Tuttofuoco melds Modernism and Pop; he presses figuration into abstraction, using man as the paradigm of existence, as the matrix and measuring unit of reality. From this interpretative and cognitive process, infinite versions of man and the context of his existence are produced, from which shapes able to animate the sculptures are generated. Patrick Tuttofuoco participated in the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Manifesta 5 (2004), the 6th Shanghai Biennale (2006) and the 10th Havana Biennial (2009). Lives and works in Milan.