Domenic Esposito is a sculptor living in the Boston area. A budding obsession with metalworking has led the self-taught artist on his current path. Seeing the strength of his technique, manipulation of materials and creative potential, the Alvarez Gallery recently decided to begin working with the artist. Under the gallery’s wing, the artist embarked on an ambitious, personal and controversial project for the Opioid: Express Yourself exhibition.
Esposito is the son of immigrant Italian parents and was raised in both Boston and Italy. Though early schooling introduced him to art and architecture, unlike many other artists, Esposito’s path to metalworking came later in life. In his work, the artist seeks to incorporate elements of culture that go beyond his native Italian aesthetic. Running as an undercurrent to his sculpture is Esposito’s passion for architecture. Strong lines and foundational elements are critical to his work -- draftsmanship and construction are nearly as important as aesthetics
In particular, many of his earlier pieces draw on architectural techniques of Asian cultures. Later works are increasingly emotional and wrought with social messages andcues that demonstrate an artist coming into his own.
Though not formally trained, Esposito has attended metalworking and design classes at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Stonybrook Fine Arts, Artist Asylum and Prospect Hill Forge. He currently works and resides in Westwood, MA.
Domenic works out of his metal working shop and design studio in the Boston suburbs. The bucolic setting of his converted barn studio offers him an ideal spot for just creating.