Gehard Demetz

With his impressive skills as a traditional carver, the Italian artist Gehard Demetz has gained international attention. His perfectionist sculptures, often depicting children, are both beautiful and disturbing. A hallmark of Demetz’s work – apart from his virtuoso skill with his favored material, wood – is the interplay of very rough surfaces and structures, which are then polished to a high gloss. […]

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With his impressive skills as a traditional carver, the Italian artist Gehard Demetz has gained international attention. His perfectionist sculptures, often depicting children, are both beautiful and disturbing. A hallmark of Demetz’s work – apart from his virtuoso skill with his favored material, wood – is the interplay of very rough surfaces and structures, which are then polished to a high gloss.

About his UN Biennale artworks // “Life without Christmas” & “Miraculous Breath”
In his sculptures Demetz merges personalities and describes the process in which alien views, motives and behaviors merge into one’s own self. Demetz recognizes in this process the emergence of an autonomous form; two or more individual stories dissolve into each other and form a new, independent sculpture.

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URBAN NATION Biennale 2019
In the middle of September, Bülowstraße turned into major attraction for fans of Urban Art: around 12,000 visitors came to see the 100-meter-long outdoor installation of the URBAN NATION Biennale 2019. The URBAN NATION museum, which was open at the