Aron Demetz was born and raised in Gröden/Val Gardena, a valley in Northern Italy that has been known as woodcarving area since the 17th century. Although wooden sculpture is a medium that is often unduly neglected on the contemporary art scene, the renowned Italian artist Aron Demetz has developed unique body of work that reveals its full outstanding potential and its rich gamut of poetry. His love of wood enables him to spend the countless hours necessary to create each piece. Using classical woodcarving techniques, Demetz creates life size figures which emphasize the relationship between man and his environment avoiding the traditional opposition among them, and allowing the two to become an inseparable whole. Amongst carving wood, the sculptor also explores many different ways of distressing the wood including fire, applying resin and shredding the surface of sculptures.

 

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