Like many a famous Italian sculptor before him, Fabio Viale works in marble. Chipping away, polishing, bringing life to a block of rock. Unlike many a famous Italian sculptor, Fabio’s marble pieces look like styrofoam, rubber tires (tyres), paper airplanes, popcorn and even a modernized David, tatts and all.
Fabio Viale Marble Sculptures
The impressive trompe l’oeil effects he gets from marble will blow your mind.
While other sites like jailbreak collective and Today and Tomorrow have done a nice job sharing a few of his pieces – particularly his styrofoam-like Mona Lisa, skull and the making of video and literal launch of his all marble canoe/ boat, I’d like to share some of his other work that I find fascinating as well.
Black sculpted marble that looks like tire tread and tires (tyres):
White sculpted marble that looks like popcorn:
Pieces from Michaelangelo’s David, with tatts: