Peter Demetz, an Italian artist, has a gift for bringing life to wood a material that most of us find hard and lifeless. His human wood sculptures are incredibly lifelike.
Knowing how to work with wood is a rare skill; not only is this natural material used to make furniture in our homes but it is also used to create truly unique works of art. Peter Demetz, is well aware of this and the result is amazing.
Peter Demitz has infused all of his knowledge of human anatomy into his series of sculptural works in wood by giving the wood the hyper realistic character of paintings or even the sharpest photographs. Peter’s sense of composition and perspective contributes to the optical illusion’s perpetuation.
The wood grain and warm color on the other hand, give them a tactile quality that would be difficult to achieve with paint and that only a master woodworker like Peter Demitz could achieve. Take a look at these sculptures that are larger than life.