Mattia Bosco is an Italian contemporary artist working in clay, metal, and wood, but is arguably best known for his stone sculptures. Born into a family of artists, he developed his own personal reflections concerning artistic creativity and aesthetics during his Classical studies, particularly in the area of philosophy. Originally working in clay, Bosco found the material welcoming his every gesture, though in a thoroughly permeable and passive manner. Stone, on the other hand, offered a form of resistance, responding to his every move, allowing him to initiate a genuine, formal dialogue with the material. He occasionally integrates color or other materials into his stone sculptures, such as stainless steel. While heavily focused on stone, he still works in ceramic and wood, exploring the potential offered by different materials. Whatever his sculptures are made of, Mattia Bosco seeks to create a synthesis between concept and form. The two combine with balance and harmony, bringing his unique, abstract sculptures to life.
Featured image: Mattia Bosco - SW12, 2019
(detail). Black Palissandro marble. 22 1/5 × 16 1/2 × 7 9/10 in. 56.5 × 42 × 20
cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Artistics