Aron Demetz, *Vipiteno, 1972
lives and works in Val Gardena
carrara marble, 75 x 24 x 20 cm
Selected Exhibitions Legno/Lën/Holz - Galleria Civica Trento, Italy, 2017; Asia University - Museum of Modern Art Taipeh - Taiwan, 2016; Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, Mexico, 2016; Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, Belgium, 2015; Hans Arp Museum Rolandseck,Germany, 2014; Macro Mattatoio Pelanda, Rome, Italy, 2012; 53. Venice Biennale, Italy, 2009; Pac Milano, Italy, 2008; I Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei, Italy, 2008.
Aron Demetz is well-known internationally for his resin and carbonised works. But always keen to experiment with new forms and materials, at this show he presents a small sculpture in marble whose body merges with a cast of his own hand. Demetz is constantly concerned with surface, which he subjects to gashes and manipulations. It is this approach that, according to Peter Wiermair, allows him to achieve an expressive quality redolent of the motifs of the medieval apocalyptic tradition.