Little Passing Thoughts

Little Passing Thoughts is a new book containing more than 350 drawings by the artist Orfeo Tagiuri.

Tagiuri scribbles day and night on a small notebook with a black pen to capture 'universal emotions'. He will tear out a number of his drawings because he feels they’re not good enough, or to give them away to friends as way to have a laugh or remember a moment, or to sell to a someone who may have shared the very same feeling or thought. The book is chunky but pocket-sized in order to be carried everywhere and opened when one needs to take a break, to find inspiration, or just to breathe.

Orfeo Tagiuri says, 'Each of these drawings is fished out from the river of little passing thoughts. I don’t know where they come from but sometimes I take the time to gently scoop them up and set them down. They are a great joy, relief and meditation to make. I hope you can feel that'.

Orfeo Tagiuri (b. 1991, USA) lives and works in London. His practice spans from painting and drawing to performance, film, woodcarving, animation and music. He has exhibited and performed internationally, including at Sapling Gallery, London (2021), MACRO, Rome (2021), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018) and at Fiorucci Art Trust’s Volcano Extravaganza (2016). In 2020 Orfeo was nominated for Bloomberg New Contemporaries award.

Chose Commune, 452pp, 14cm × 10 cm, paperback, 2023