cardboard and acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inc.
Tomaso Albertini has a unique style and technique of portraits through the use of cardboard, a symbol of the consumerist New York. The use of cardboard as a medium is a social metaphor. Cardboard, used as a packaging tool for consumer products, is often considered waste. Reused cardboard becomes the skin of his figures, which in itself enclose the complexities and contradictions of the human heart.
Tomaso Albertini creates three-dimensional art that allows him to shape the figure as if it were a sculpture and then paint on it as if it were a canvas. This unique technique introduces dynamics approaching sculpture. It is, in fact, a hybrid manifestation.