Mario Loprete is a multi-discipline artist, and he shares his creations with us. He describes painting as his "first love," and an important, pure love. In that sense, it's his go-to medium of expression, and the artistic language he feels most naturally fluent in. Yet sculpting is his "lover," in that sense an artistic betrayal to painting, or a sensual muse that touches a different cord.
We asked to focus on the latter - a series of personal clothing immortalized in concrete, and a work of translation, among many other things. The translation happens from an object of subjectivity to objectivity, or from a temporal artifact to an eternal relic... or perhaps a translation in form, from something that has no "fixed state" to a permanent, literally "set in stone" sculpture.