Giampaolo Tomassetti was born in Terni, Italy, in 1955. From early childhood he had a natural penchant for drawing. After studying science, in 1981 he worked in Florence as an illustrator for books on ancient Vedic culture. Over the next seven years, Giampaolo produced paintings in the Neo-Renaissance style, a fundamental journey for his artistic development.
In 1987 the artist moved to Città di Castello. The influence of the town’s culture and his interaction with it helped form his metaphysical figurative style. Here, Giampaolo started his career as a mural artist, collaborating with architects on sophisticated projects of decoration and restoration.
In 1977 he won the CONCORSO NAZIONALE DEL DIPINTO STORICO (National Competition for Historic Paintings) with a huge canvas, measuring 300 x 900 cm, showcased in the main hall of Modica Town Hall. Since 2009 he has been working on a Mahabharata project, producing 23 large paintings based on the renowned Indian epic.