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Bruno Walpoth creates intriguing human sculptures made of wood. The textural imperfections of the sculptures give a figurative spirit to the trees from which it came. Walpoth uses semi-translucent paint to coat his works, ensuring that the wood grains stay visible. There is a sense of life and humanity in the figures which often seem quite pensive and deep in thought.
Walpoth’s figurative sculptures simultaneously celebrate the human body and retain the natural visual information of the medium. The sculptor uses semi-translucent paint to coat his sculptures to ensure that the wood grains are visible. Despite the noticeable wood grains, there is a sense of life and humanity in the figures which often seem quite pensive and deep in thought.
"I'm amazed at how the simplicity of these sculptures, the simplicity of the natural materials used, and the simplicity of the stoic expression just lightly covers an enormous psychological depth. The still, calm, powdered white faces have a fascinating mystery. Absolutely stunning."