Italian artist Peter Demetz is a very talented wood sculptor. He carves beautiful life-like wooden sculptures of people with incredibly intricate details. Each image, featured below, looks so realistic and it portrays a fascinating narrative — There is a bikini-clad woman walking on the beach in melancholic mood and a half-naked couple reaching out their hands to each other. Some sculptures are just people standing around, yet they look strikingly natural and dynamic. Indeed, truly amazing!
Enjoy this elegant artwork!
1969 _Born in Bolzano ( Italy ), lives and works in Ortisei (BZ).
1983-84 _Art school in Ortisei
1984-90 _Apprenticeship at Heinrich Demetz’s workshop.
1993 _Achievement of the diploma „maestro scultore“
1993-09 _Participation at collective exhibitions in Ortisei (UNIKA), Milan, Vail/Colorado, Leipzig, Lichtenstein/Germany, Gent, Vienna, Florence, Lecce, Bolzano,Istanbul, Palma de Mallorca and Roma. Orders in Italy, Austria, Germany, USA and Iceland.
1995-02 _Teacher at the vocational school in Ortisei and Selva Gardena. Subjects: drawing, history of art und sculpture.
1997-00 _Chairman of the association „Artigianato Artistico Gardenese“ and of the UNIKA group.
1999-02 _Courses in pedagogy, didactics, educational and developmental psychology.
All images courtesy of Peter Demetz, and are published with permission.