“Tony Passsero is a contemporary mixed media artist and muralist, who not only paints on traditional canvas but also uses a wide variety of found random objects.
His work is often executed in series or set formats as he explores themes through repetition. The majority of his artwork is centered on a unique mash-up of a Latin, Creole and Tribal tones blended with a bit of a linear organic cubist and expressionist styles.
His paintings are typically covered with patterns, text and codes of all kinds including words, letters, numerals, ephemera, pictograms and symbols.
From a public and commissioned art perspective, Passero has conceived installations and painted murals at wide variety of locations such as:
The Coy Wolf Mural on Chicago’s 606 Trail
The Under LSD Mural at the Lake Shore Drive Entrance to Chicago’s Montrose Beach and Harbor
The Offense and Defense Mural at Major League Soccer’s Toyota Park Stadium in Bridgeview IL
The Chicago Cubs Dugout Mural found next to Wrigley Field in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago
The Mane Event Mural at the Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, IL
The 10 panel Manifest Mural at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Pulaski Blue Line Exit
The JagLeo Mural in Chicago’s Portage Park Neighborhood
The Jumbo Jet Mural along Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway
The facing Toro Totem and Ramzelle Murals on Kedzie Avenue in Chicago
The Spin Cycles Panel Installation at the 6 Corners Shopping District
The Whoot Mural on Belmont Avenue in Chicago’s Avondale
The Positive Babel Mural at Chicago Old Irving Park Metra Station
The CrossCuts Mural at Chicago’s Addison Avenue Kennedy Expressway Exit
The Positive Babel Mural at the Irving Park Metra Station
The Colorribean Mural on Chase Avenue in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park Neighborhood
The Hep Cat Mural on Cicero Avenue in the Mayfair Community of Chicago
The Stained Glass Peacock and PaiRROTS Mural in the Chicago Park District’s Independence Park
The Chicago Park District’s Ashmore Park makeover
The Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Child Foster Care Center Makeover
He has also participated as one of the lead artists on the Addison and Avondale Mural, Chicago Police Memorial Mural on Montrose Avenue, the Uptown Jazz Mural at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line exit and oversaw the Restoration of the first mural on Chicago Public Library Mural at the Bezazian Branch.