“My earliest memories, are of tirelessly drawing figures from How-To art books.”
It still is this childhood fascination with the beauty and complexity of the human body, which drives an endless quest for a unique and captivating expression of the figure, beyond the classical.
Momentary observations become frozen manifestations, and surface texture completes the final work.
Umberto is the recipient of a Trudy and Henry Gillette Sculpture Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant for Sculpture, and a chashama Studio Residency.
His work was selected for W Magazine's first ever Art Contest.
Umberto lives and works in New York City.
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