Lucio Tosi was born in Gussago, near Brescia, on March 4, 1954. After graduating at Brera Academy, he started working in the advertising world. He came out in 1990, when he became a sannyasin, disciple of Osho (hence the name Mayoor: in full sw Anand Mayoor = bliss peacock). He then spent more than twenty years doing meditation and undergoing all sorts of psychoanalytic therapy: on birth and childhood, on power, on emotional addictions, etc. Of particular importance, there were some Zen retreats where he was able to work on the Koans (unsolvable questions). He has always been writing, but with art and continuity only for fifteen years now.

His teachers of poetry, the points of reference, are: among the Italians, Luigi Manzi for the clear writing and the vertigo of his reasoning, as well as for the emotions he can transmit; among foreigners, Tranströmer. Thanks also to the poet Ennio Abate for having accompanied him daily reminding how important ethics is for a poet, and to the poet and critic Giorgio Linguaglossa for the courage with which he knows how to penetrate the contemporary world.

He lives alone, in the company of his cat Pico, in Candia Lomellina, a small town thirty minutes from Milan, Porta Genova.




Exhibitions and Collaborations

2017 Personale – Spazio Seicento, Milan

2016 Personale – Spazio Natta, Como

2016 Participation in Paratissima, Turin

2015 Promoted and organized the first edition of High Quality Art, where he participated with five abstract works.

2014 Collective Exhibiton – Mazzoleni Art Gallery, Bergamo, “L’arte nel pallone”

2014 Created a Mural Painting, 45 meters long, for the San Paolo Hospital of Milan (path of the mortuary corridor).

2013 Collective Exhibition – Palazzo San Severino, Vigevano, “L’altrove”

2013 Collective Exhibition – Vigevano Castle, “Anima e Corpo”

2011 “Pittura Estemporanea” Prize, 2nd place, Municipality of Maccagno (Varese)

2010 Collaborated in the drafting of the “Manifesto for the Mural Art” of the Yaonde Association

2010 In collaboration with PierMarco Mariani, made a painting of 30 meters at the San Paolo Hospital, Milan.

2010 “Copia di Escher” Mural painting for an architectural shop, Cinisello Balsamo (MB)

2009 A close collaboration with the sculptor PierMarco Mariani, for the planning of numerous public monuments projects by participating in calls issued by the Institutions throughout Italy

2007/2008 Personale Digital Painting, Milan

2007/2008 Organized and curated some exhibitions in collaboration with Atelier Yaonde

2005/2006 Selected among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize, Mogliano Veneto

2005/2006 Invited to the group exhibition on the subject of the conditions of Italian prisons, he exhibited the illustrated project at the cloister of the University of Bergamo, “Villa Italia”.

2005/2006 – Curated two group exhibitions dedicated to the art of the Storyboard, in collaboration with Atelier Yaonde, which lead to the birth of the first Italian site dedicated to the art of the sketch:

2005/2000 Personale – Digital Art, Bergamo

2005/2000 Invited to the traveling public exhibition “Container Art” at the Municipality of Bergamo

2005/2000 He joined the staff of the Atelier Yaonde Cultural Association of Milan