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Roberto Franzone

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Red Arches, June 2012 Steel 15'-8"H X 28'L X 18'D © Roberto Franzone
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Red Arches, June 2012 Steel 15'-8"H X 28'L X 18'D © Roberto Franzone
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Red Arches, June 2012 Steel 15'-8"H X 28'L X 18'D © Stefania Zamparelli
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Red Arches, June 2012 Steel 15'-8"H X 28'L X 18'D © Roberto Franzone
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Albatross, 2011 Plexiglass, Electric Components 27"H X 9" X 13" © Roberto Franzone
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Babel - model for a monument, 2009 Cardboard © Roberto Franzone
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Species, 2008 Oak Wood W/ Patina © Roberto Franzone
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Towers, 2008 Oak Wood, White Paint © Roberto Franzone
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Shelter II, 2005 Styrofoam, Copper, Steel 10'-0"H X 6'-0" X 6'-0" © Roberto Franzone
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Shelter - model for a monument, 2004 Wood © Roberto Franzone
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Kin, 2004 Hydrocal W/green Patina 13"H X 7" X 6" © Roberto Franzone
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Basra, 2003 Wood © Roberto Franzone
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Maritime - model for a fountain, 2002 Marble W/copper Base 8"H X 24" X 12" © Roberto Franzone
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Lives in
Brooklyn, New York
Schools
Architecture University, Rome, Master
New York University (NYU), Certificate
The Art Students League of New York, Certificate
Tags
Monument, public art, mixed-media, installation, landscape, modern, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

My tridimensional works are designed to interact with the surrounding environment. The works characterize life as well as inert materials as they interact with their natural environments.

An important part of my process involves discovering the nuances of the inside and the outside of the forms. I work between negative and positive, opposite and complementary spaces. Each element of my monument contributes to the idea of transparency and accessible space. 
The figurative and performing arts have an emotional and physical presence. At the same time, audience participation and interaction with such works – theatrical plays or architecture, for example – transform them. A public square is very different at night than at a busy lunch hour. Actors performing among the spectators are not the same when they perform onstage.

I design the sculpture to interact with the surrounding environment and to invite people to walk in, which in turn changes how it is seen. Visitors become part of the structure itself and play a part in the sculptural event.