Willy Verginer’s Surreal and Lifelike Sculptures

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Italian artist Willy Verginer creates enchanting figurative sculptures.  His pieces are often sole figures, the forms of people delicately positioned.  These lifelike sculptures are typically carved from solid linden wood then painted with acrylic paint.  Their subtle but strange gestures coupled with unexpected objects give the sculptures a quietly surreal atmosphere.  Verginer’s peculiar style of painting his work adds to each piece’s enigmatic quality.  Rather than realistically paint each individual detail, Verginer applies large swaths of color to his sculptures.  The pieces nearly seem to be dipped in pools of pigment.  These large fields of color work in contrasting against the realism of each sculpture.

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