Photo-sculptures is a continuing series of large-scale mixed media photographic works that
incorporate four mediums in each piece, photography, sculpture, painting and even architecture. They
are fabricated using a variety of materials which include primarily archival color photograph with the
following media applied which includes paint, collage,spray, found objects, faux cement and all
mounted on large slabs of Polystyrene or Styrofoam. Their scale range from a few feet up to 8 feet.
They simulate urban walls with images culled from a variety of countries such as Italy, France, Cuba,
Germany, and the US. They appear to be realistic when viewed in person but are actually
completely simulated and look convincingly real. These works look heavy but are physically feather
light, they look old, but they are new and they look real but are totally simulated"
FRANC PALAIA is a multi disciplinary artist working in
New York and New Jersey with a studio practice in
painting, photography, public art, sculpture and murals.
He is also an independent curator,sign-maker, lecturer,
educator, scenic painter and musician.
This website is to inform you of these varied works as
well as to familiarize you with my biographical
All the artworks here are available for purchase and
commissions for public art are welcome and
appreciated. To purchase or commission a work or
project, please get in touch with me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-505-3123
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