Have you been to sculpture gallery or exhibition and wonder if the classical statues displayed can be more attractive and fun?
Fabio Viale is an Italian artist who wants to show us how classical sculptures can be more attractive. He aims to create a new way for us to enjoy classic arts.
You may never imagine how a famous sculpture such as Venus de Milo having tattoos inspired by the Japanese Yakuza and Russian gangs.
His works have absolutely attracted huge attentions due to the contrast but fine mixture between traditional white marble art pieces and bravely wild contemporary illustrations over the sculpture bodies.
Fabio Viale was born in Cuneo in 1975 and currently living and working in Turin, Italy. He graduated from The University of Turin in 2008 specializes in contemporary sculpture.
The works of Fabio have successfully present us with a contrasting artistic appearance of traditional sculptures blent with rich colored contemporary art.
Since 2009, most of his works have been showcased in big cities such as New York, Basle, Miami and London.
Fabio has also won many prestigious awards. Some of the recognitions are:
- In 2007, International Prize Giovane Scultura Fondazione Francesco Messina, Materima Casalbeltrame, in Novara, Italy.
- In 2012, Henraux Foundation Award, First Prize, in Querceta, Italy.
- In 2014 The Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, in Milan, Italy.
His works have been curated by prominent art critics, as an artist that draws big attentions from both public and private collectors.
In 2017 he received the 52nd Le Muse International Prize in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. He was also invited by the Town Council of Forte dei Marmi to display at the newly-renovated Fortino. The exhibition is entitled Door Release.
Visit his website to find more inspiring works of Fabio Viale.
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