Whether it’s wood or cardboard, Bruno Walpoth maintains a realism in his subjects while highlighting the texture of the materials he implements. The Italian artist’s sensibility is a blend of the historical and the contemporary, offering a quiet power in each of his portraits, which feel like captured moments. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“Hailing from a family of wood sculptors, Bruno Walpoth simultaneously honors a centuries-old tradition and modernizes it for the 21st century. Walpoth carves life-sized human figures from blocks of wood, and finishes the sculptures with acrylic paint. He repeatedly covers and sands down the surfaces to mask evidence of the wood grain and achieve a translucent, skin-like appearance.
His work has been shown in his native Italy, New York City, Turkey, and other spots across the globe. See more of the sculptor’s recent work below.