I’ve been to…
…the arp museum
pictures: polaroid sx70 on impossible project PX70 color shade
great exhibition from aron demetz, I recommend a visit
»Aron Demetz. I am«
(22 August 2014 to 11 January 2015 arp museum Bahnhof Rolandseck http://www.arpmuseum.org)
"Linden, cherry, spruce, poplar, maple or cedar: the artist Aron Demetz uses the most diverse species of wood for his works. The characteristic material aesthetics of the respective tree, with its colors, grains, imperfections and scars, take their place as an important and consciously chosen element of his sculptures. His work involves tools such as chainsaws, chisels and hatchets, which result in rough cuts to the wood.
Nearly all of the artist’s works address the topics of injury, healing and metamorphosis. Prime examples are his group of sculptures »Memoridermata« which was created especially for this exhibition. By means of a computer-aided milling process, Demetz has rough wood fibers grow out of the bodies’ surfaces, at the same time creating extremely fine and smooth parts which tend to the previously injured parts in a “healing” way. Demetz’ works, including his early, colored sculptures – such as the group of figures »Initiation« – are surrounded by a poetic, mysterious aura. The eyes, especially, with their unmistakably powerful expressions, animate the life-size figures. Demetz has also created a large-format bronze work entitled »Heimat«. It will go on permanent display on the banks of the Rhine (at kilometer 635).
About the Artist:
Aron Demetz, born in 1972, lives and works in Gröden, South Tyrol. Having attended the Kunstschule Wolkenstein (1986 – 1993), he studied sculpture under Christian Höpner at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg (1997/98). From 2010-2013 he was professor of sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Carrara, Italy. Demetz rose to international prominence with exhibitions in the Italian pavilion at the 53 Venice Biennale and at the MACRO – Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma.” pressemitteilung arp museum