Livio Scarpella is a modern Italian sculptor whose work looks back to the marble at Cappella Sansevero in Naples, Italy and even earlier to Michelangelo. His famous series “Ghost Underground” depicts dark ghostly souls in marble with veils over their faces. These works are influenced by the veiled sculptures in the Cappella Sansevero in Naples, Italy containing the work of artist Antonio Corradini.
Michelangelo’s famous works held in The Prisoner's corridor contain four stone sculptures of captives. These unfinished works, which were intended to adorn the grave of Pope Julius II in Rome and have a similar covered/uncovered stone appearance. Michelangelo’s works seem to be in the process of freeing themselves from the stone, something Scapella also values in his modern marble work. Scapella uses these strong classical references intuitively and it plays well on the darker feeling of the work.
More about the artist here http://nakidmagazine.com/2015/03/02/livio-scarpella-ghosts-underground-artist-to-watch/ an interview with Livio can be found at http://www.guiltymag.com/en/livio-scarpella-unintelligible-art-sculpture/