"...Virtual sculptures forged into the intangible substance of bits; three-dimensional models made of calculation and imagination, realistically lighted in complex and detailed rendering ... The digital art of Francesco Mai is a kind of parallel development of the inorganic,paradoxes of zoology and metallic minerals crystallized in the findings of an alien or extraneous natural history, with a fantastic approach to fantastic that slips, for once, to the anthropomorphism limits. He is
particularly attracted from corroded surfaces worn by time as rusts, moulds and crust walls.The same attraction exists for materials physically opposed, as smooth surfaces and smooth, translucent and reflective, often used both in its artistic compositions creating a very strong balance and energy..."