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Gehard Demetz  Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

'How you reacted was right'
'Life without Christmas'
Wood

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About Gehard


Gehard Demetz was born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1972. Since his artistic debut in 2005 he has been internationally recognised for his excellence of craftsmanship and for applying traditional woodcarving technique to subjects that appeal to contemporary viewers.

His sculptures of children are intended to be at once attractive and disquieting, and are rendered with a precision that is by no means rhetorical or classical. One of the most startling technical features is his method of using small woodblocks. Finely polished pieces are juxtaposing with rough and sketchy surfaces. This construction and treatment render his sculptures unique in the contemporary wood sculpture market.

Demetz has been invited by prominent galleries to exhibit across the US and in Spain, Germany, and Korea. He has also produced monumental sculptures on commission for collectors around the world.


Recommended by our guest curators


Sayaka Ganz

Fort Wayne, IN artist

"Demetz's sculptures are hauntingly beautiful human forms that are visually engaging and speaks to the viewer's soul. The smooth and finely crafted surfaces are juxtaposed with the darkness of the geometric voids within, creating a sense of deep loss and sorrow."

Marco Mazzoni

Milan, Italy artist

"He's a sculptor who has been able to create something different with the human figure… It's strange but when I see his work I can see that his work is Italian and smells of Italy. An important thing for me is to feel the genius loci of an artist"

Patrick Earl Hammie

Chicago, IL artist

"Demetz’s work echoes many of my own interests in dialoguing with humanistic and spiritual narratives, and art history. His use of Christian iconographies and allusions present a jarring challenge to viewer’s expectations of beauty, materiality, and subject matter.”"


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10 of 38 reactions displayed


Let kids be kids...but with a true watchful eye on safety first...even if it makes them a little sad...

Thanks for reminder...

Your wood carving skills is brilliant.








veryy gooodd preetyy coooooll....

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