Fabulous Fabio Viale
A young Italian Sculptor based in Turin, Italy, Fabio Viale is a traditionalist using marble for his creations, though his sculptures are never ordinary., in any conventional sense
Fabulous Fabio Viale
A modern day curse akin to the plague of old, styro-foam appears to be in virtually every package we open, clogging many landfill sites, remaining for possibly thousands of years without decaying, yet certain artists flout convention by actually making use of it, though one only appears to be doing so
A young Italian Sculptor based in Turin, Italy, Fabio Viale is a traditionalist using marble for his creations, though his sculptures are never ordinary., in any conventional sense . Anybody with experience of working with marble will know well that the stuff is anything but easy to handle, requiring intense artistic mental and physical effort all the way through the creative process.
In spite of the problems inherent in the handling of it, marble has a kind of translucency which gives any sculpture created of it depth beyond the visible surface, lending realism to the figure. Fabio Viale achieves this, with apparent ease, his works seemingly not of the bulky marble one might expect but instead of what looks like lightweight styro-foam material instead.
Viale is effectively teasing the viewers, fooling them into thinking that they see things that are not there at all, like paper planes, tires, or even a boat. He takes the main thrust of his inspiration from his ability to deceive the onlookers, wanting them to question their own judgment, about what exactly it is that they are looking at.
He models everyday things with breath-taking skill, everything looking as if it were frozen in time, like the toilet-tissue sculpture, but his creations which are sculpted to look like something else create the biggest stir among those looking at his works, disbelieving of his ability to sweep beyond the traditional boundaries.
The wonder of his human anatomy sculptures, with their bizarre tattooing, is the realism with which they presented, the combination of the two art forms very striking for all who look upon them. Fabio Viale is undoubtedly one of the most talented young sculptors around today, his incredible art works unforgettable and brilliantly executed. A truly prodigious talent.