The Grotesque and Human-Like Sculptures of Francesco Albano

by Danny OldaPosted on

Perhaps a common initial reaction to the sculptural work of artist Francesco Albano is fright.  It isn’t entirely clear what is in front of us, but it seems human and and it seems wrong.  Albano’s sculptures appear to be partial or whole human bodies that are some how deformed or mutilated.  Certain parts and appendages are easily discernible while others are more difficult to identify.  The sculptures shed some light on the idea of ugliness, how we apply it to our bodies, and a general uneasiness with our physical selves.  Albano’s artwork addresses more than an just a physical aesthetic but a larger anxiety over physical well being.

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