Artist Giacinto Bosco

Artist Giacinto Bosco

Giacinto Bosco is an Italian sculptor (b. 1956 in Alcamo). At the age of 15 he entered the Bramante Artistic Lyceum in Milan. Bosco is the author of several monuments in different cities of Italy. Since 1991 the artist has been participating in various exhibitions in Europe, Russia and USA.


Sicilian-born Giacinto Bosco began working with local artisans at a very young age, and apprenticed as an artistic caster after moving to Milan at the age of 15. The foundry where he worked was also a meeting place for sculptors and artist, who were a source of inspiration and stimulation as a young man.

He attended Milan's Bramante Artistic High School, where Prof. Teruggi encouraged him to develop his artistic talent. He became a member of "Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente" (known as "La Permanente") in 1990, and completed his first public commissions over the following years, including "The Light" (Rescaldina, Italy 1997), Statue of John Paul II (Arese, Italy 2006), "A Peaceful World" (Garbagnate, Italy 2008), Monument dedicated to the Carabinieri who fell in Nassiriya (Borgosesia, Italy 2008/2009), and Statue of Pope Benedict XVI (Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy 2009).

His later "Aphorisms of the Moon" reflect his move to a more poetic dimension in which his dreamlike imagination is transformed and shaped into sculptures. Bosco's non-conformist means of expression are a straightforward way of pushing against contemporary experimentation with unusual materials, desecrating what is vibrant and beautiful in art, and declaring its irreversible demise. Society is bombarded with negative and disturbing messages, but art cannot be the driven by one absolute and pitiless school of thought, or used as a philosophical treatise. In contrast, Bosco's works unite pathos and reason, and give a value to the representational. His sculptural sensitivity creates a lyrical synthesis and poetic awakening of sensibilities whose meanings seemed to have been lost.

Bosco's works conform to the expressive traditions of the late 20th century, yet integrate the timeless themes of a love story. His pieces are rendered in full relief using historic bronze sculpture techniques, and encourage the observer to reflect upon his unique ability to combine historic artisan workmanship with highly original techniques of execution which are outside the formal historic canons. His sculptural tales highlight an artform which speak to the subconscious and encourage cultural investigation and subjective introspection. Their magical compositions make the material come alive and communicate both candid lightness and arcane allusion. His figures are both yearning and simple, and are inspire and are inspired by ancient, basic sentiments.