"Through the years, the oneiric dimension of his sculptural tales enters into a dialogue with different expressive languages in many personal and collective exhibitions, on a national and international scale, in cities like Pietrasanta, Milan, Dublin and Hong Kong." Giacinto Bosco Scultore (2023)
Sicilian-born Giacinto Bosco began working with local artisans at a very young age, and apprenticed as an artistic caster after moving to Milan at the age of 15. The foundry where he worked was also used as a meeting place for sculptors and artist; who were a source of inspiration and stimulation for Bosco as a young man.
He attended Milan's Bramante Artistic High School, where Prof. Teruggi encouraged him to develop his artistic talent. Bosco became a member of "Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente" (known as "La Permanente") in 1990, and completed his first public commissions over the following years, including; "The Light" (Rescaldina, Italy 1997), 'Statue of John Paul II' (Arese, Italy 2006), "A Peaceful World" (Garbagnate, Italy 2008), Monument dedicated to the Carabinieri who fell in Nassiriya (Borgosesia, Italy 2008/2009), and 'Statue of Pope Benedict XVI' (Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy 2009).
His later "Aphorisms of the Moon" reflected Boscos move to a more poetic dimension, in which his dreamlike imagination is transformed and shaped into sculptures. His non-conformist means of expression are a straightforward way of pushing against contemporary experimentation with unusual materials, desecrating what is vibrant and beautiful in art, and declaring its irreversible demise.
Bosco's works conform to the expressive traditions of the late 20th century, yet integrate the timeless themes of a love story. His pieces are rendered in full relief using historic bronze sculpture techniques, and encourage the observer to reflect upon his unique ability to combine historic artisan workmanship, with highly original techniques of execution which are outside the formal historic canons. His sculptural tales highlight an artform which speak to the subconscious and encourage cultural investigation, and subjective introspection.
Inspired by ancient, basic sentiments, their magical compositions make the material come alive, communicating both candid lightness and arcane allusion.
Outdoor Sculpture1 - 29 Feb 2024
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