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Bruno Walpoth

Nella neve voglio stare, 2014

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53 1/10 × 27 1/5 × 15 in
135 × 69 × 38 cm
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Pietrasanta (Lucca)
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Pietrasanta (Lucca)

The body, lines and shape of this beautiful woman are carved out of a wooden block. The artist is …

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Bruno Walpoth
Italian, b. 1959
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Hailing from a family of wood sculptors, Bruno Walpoth simultaneously honors a centuries-old tradition and modernizes it for the 21st century. Walpoth carves life-sized human figures from blocks of wood, and finishes the sculptures with acrylic paint. He repeatedly covers and sands down the surfaces to mask evidence of the wood grain and achieve a translucent, skin-like appearance. Walpoth occasionally coats his sculptures with lead and has produced bronze works and drawn portraits, but he continuously finds himself drawn to wood due to its natural sensuality. Drawing inspiration from late Gothic and early Renaissance Italian wood sculpture, Walpoth emphasizes human sensibility over form. He chooses to capture a single moment rather than tell an entire story through each work.

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The body, lines and shape of this beautiful woman are carved out of a wooden block. The artist is not concerned with creating a hyper-realistic image of her, the model serves as an external appearance Cover for implied projections. The facial features and body shape correspond to those of the models. …

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Bruno Walpoth
Italian, b. 1959
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Hailing from a family of wood sculptors, Bruno Walpoth simultaneously honors a centuries-old tradition and modernizes it for the 21st century. Walpoth carves life-sized human figures from blocks of wood, and finishes the sculptures with acrylic paint. He repeatedly covers and sands down the surfaces to mask evidence of the wood grain and achieve a translucent, skin-like appearance. Walpoth occasionally coats his sculptures with lead and has produced bronze works and drawn portraits, but he continuously finds himself drawn to wood due to its natural sensuality. Drawing inspiration from late Gothic and early Renaissance Italian wood sculpture, Walpoth emphasizes human sensibility over form. He chooses to capture a single moment rather than tell an entire story through each work.

Bruno Walpoth

Nella neve voglio stare, 2014

Wood
53 1/10 × 27 1/5 × 15 in
135 × 69 × 38 cm
Sold
Location
Pietrasanta (Lucca)
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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