At the end of the day we are ultimately seeking experiences that enhance our lives. My sculptures make people smile and laugh and that’s an essential experience. My sculptures are both whimsical and intelligent with a bit of satirical commentary. They are relatable, everyone either knows or feels like a black sheep at times. I sculpt human emotions into my animal sculptures showing the similarities between our species. My background is in creating, from architectural to Fine Art. They are siblings to the other, each manifested from inspiration, design, proportion and execution. One of the things that distinguishes me from other artists is my diversity. This ensures everyone will have equal opportunity to be a critic. Art either intuitively speaks to you or it doesn't. We are all individuals with unique preferences and backgrounds. My meaning of a sculpture is not nearly as important as what you feel about it. Just like people, it is a relationship and why we connect with something or someone is sometimes beyond words. It is useful to know about a piece of art but at the end it needs to be an authentic experience for you alone. sometimes it's best to limit the outside opinions, unless, of course it's your spouse .. You feel art before it is said.
Giuseppe Palumbo’s whimsical, anthropomorphic sculptures delve into the human psyche through irony, wit, and humor. By applying classical techniques to his contemporary subjects, Palumbo’s textured and spirited bronzes embody the essence of each being he portrays. The surprising humanization of common animals urges the viewer to identify with the creatures and forge surprisingly intense emotional connection with the artwork, shattering not only the barriers between viewer and artwork, but between human and beast.
Born in Rochester, NY, Palumbo began his sculpting career in 1992. Curious and continuously seeking new techniques and teachers, he travelled to Pietrasanta, Italy, in 2005, where sculptors have traveled to since the days of Michelangelo. Palumbo’s studies have also taken him to Mexico, South Carolina, Loveland, CO, Scottsdale, AZ, and the Art Students League in Denver. Palumbo moves between studios in California and Colorado, and his work has been exhibited throughout the US. Palumbo’s whimsical sculptures can be found in many public and private collections throughout the US and the world.
In the eyes of Giuseppe Palumbo
“Giving breath to a fistful of clay or pulse to a crucible of molten metal defines art for me. I strive to add the intangible that words inadequately describe as soul."
For inspiration, technique, knowledge and wisdom I have sought and continue to seek the best artists, teachers and schools including:
• La Scuola Classical Sculpture School Denver, Co
• Art Students League, Denver, Co
• Bella Artes, San Miguel, Mexico
• Instituto de Allende, San Miguel, Mexico