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Ernst Gamperl is self-taught in wood-carving techniques, having apprenticed as a carpenter before turning to art and spent over two decades studying the drying properties of wood to better understand the material’s natural make-up. Working primarily with fallen maple, beech, and oak, and selecting wood that he finds “full of character,” Gamperl allows branches, knots, and fractures in the wood to dictate the shape of his vessels, sculpting in conversation with his material—a slow give-and-take that minimizes evidence of the artist’s hand to reveal the power of the wood’s natural form. Gamperl names his works after the year they were constructed and the age of the tree from which the wood came, allowing viewers to not only meditate on the structure of the vessel, but also its origins.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Season XVII - Threads of NatureSpazio Nobile
Ernst Gamperl, Maria Kristofersson and Matthew HarrisTaste Contemporary
2018
E R N S T G A M P E R LGallery LVS
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49/2020//130, 2020

Turned oak wood sculpture with butterfly keys
4 7/10 in diameter
12 cm diameter
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€7,100
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Ernst Gamperl is self-taught in wood-carving techniques, having apprenticed as a carpenter before turning to art and spent over two decades studying the drying properties of wood to better understand the material’s natural make-up. Working primarily with fallen maple, beech, and oak, and selecting wood that he finds “full of character,” Gamperl allows branches, knots, and fractures in the wood to dictate the shape of his vessels, sculpting in conversation with his material—a slow give-and-take that minimizes evidence of the artist’s hand to reveal the power of the wood’s natural form. Gamperl names his works after the year they were constructed and the age of the tree from which the wood came, allowing viewers to not only meditate on the structure of the vessel, but also its origins.

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