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 background. 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 francpalaia1@gmail.com or 845-505-3123
I was invited to paint a mural in London in the famous Leake Street Arches Tunnel. An abandoned Metro/ Subway tunnel. Here is my 15'x15' mural, an homage to the cave painters. Also here are views of my photo wall installations of my Richard Hambleton Shadowman photos that I made in the early 1980s in NYC. The tunnel is open to the public and for anyone from around the world who wants to paint a mural or do street art.