To describe Angelo Musco’s conceptual vision as deep would not even begin to scratch the surface to the magnitude of his surreal bodyscapes.
To create his work, hundreds of nude bodies have been photographed and arranged to create his insanely dense bodyscapes. Upon looking further into each photograph, details emerge and reveal how meticulous each human form has been carefully put together to become one object.
Most artists have a powerful propelling agent that keeps pushing them forward within their work, Angelo Musco's started at birth. He was born into this world after an 11 month pregnancy which lead to the developed of Erb's palsy which damages nerves in half of the body. This temporary paralyzed Musco as a child and has left an impression on him in his creations.
Musco is diligent about placing and shaping the nude figures into constructed masses which become symbolic representations of eggs, nests, amniotic fluid and other organic elements. The sheer amount of work that goes into each piece is staggering. "Xylem" took Musco and two assistants 2 years to complete from shooting the models to piecing them in post.
Musco's work will be featured in a documentary about the artist and his work which is slated to release in the Fall of 2013 through Bainchild Films. You can find more of Angelo's work on his website. www.angelomusco.com