Aron Demetz was born in 1972 in Val Gardena, Bolzano. He lives and works between Bolzano and Venice, where he teaches sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts.
He is a sculptor who mainly uses traditional wood carving techniques in fact the artist has adopted the traditional wood carving technique of South Tyrol that dates back to the seventeenth century, to create life-size sculptures, which often convey his concern for the relationship of humanity with nature.
His works – representing the human figure in classical or unusual and unusual positions – explore the possibilities and limitations of wood as a material. It celebra the textures of wood and its transformation by applying different natural processes. After the figure is made from the wooden block, the material is subjected to three different wounds or lacerations. Its surface is roughened, burned or covered with drops of resin.
The resulting works have a strong physical presence, which deeply involves the viewer on a psychological level. Aron Demetz has exhibited internationally for the past 14 years.
He participated in the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2009, at the Museum of Germany (2013); Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands (2014); Hans Arp Museum (2014).
Demetz’s work is in important international collections, including Museo Daetz-Centrum, Lichtenstein, Germany, Museo Trauttmansdorff, Merano, Italia, Museo Omero, Ancona, Italy;
Museo Ladin San Martin De Tor, Bolzano Italy; Palazzo Madama, Rome, Italy; Fondazione Michetti e Beelden and Zee Museum.