Sassy, sexy and provocative, Martin Di Girolamo’s figurative, doll-like sculptures of beautiful young women cleverly capture the glamorous image of 21st century beauty. The Argentine sculptor’s colorful body of work references the kitsch yet erotic nudes portrayed by Mel Ramos and Tom Wesselmann, while defining new parameters of sensuality and eroticism. Rather than employing traditional methods of working with a live model, Di Girolamo carefully constructs his realistically detailed epoxy resin casts from a vast selection of photographic images. His innovative creative process could aptly be described as highly detailed pre-production work in creating every man’s fantasy muse.
Martin DiGirolamo is the recipient of the prestigious KONEX prize and has exhibited throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. Notable exhibitions include: the Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba; Fundacion PROA, Centro Cultural Recoleta; and the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.