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 [...]
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"Ouch - so, architectural = not artful ? Wow, that is a hell of a generalisation. When did we reach a point in art appreciation at which we began to think that because something is skilfully crafted,"
"Dear Gaspar, I do understand you don't like this work (you are entitled to) but I do not understand your reasoning. You might have liked it if mr.Demetz was not a simple draftsman and if he had made i"
"On further reflection I realize that there is great art that depicts and evokes depressing and provocative thought. Picasso's "Guernica," Van Gogh's self portraits, Goya's "The Third of May 1808" and "
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