The Sculptures of Carmelo Leone
“…This sculpture starts from the pure concept of volume to arrive at a state of equilibrium. His disarming verism contrasts with the elegance and the aesthetic levity created by a poet of the absurd and irony.”
—Lidia Silanos – Critic and Art Historian
“…The case of Carmelo Leone is more immediate: he takes up the myths of Pop Art and consumerism by making a very ironic and amusing reconversion of use: the can of Coca-Cola becomes the residence of the hermit crab which, having abandoned the shell marina, prefers comfort of modernity, but the true meaning is the opposite: nature is repossessed with twentieth century artifices.”
—Prof. Daniele Radini Tedeschi – Historian and Art Critic
Link to Carmelo Leone’s website and collections of his work.