Capturing the essence of its territory, the memory of the places without denying its roots, Willy Verginer has built a road of his own, original and figurative. Appearing simultaneously lifelike and whimsical, the sculptures of Willy Verginer are dipped in bold colors and patterned, adding just the right amount of surrealism.
Willy Verginer was born in 1957 in Italy. He lives and works in Ortisei. Willy Verginer attended the Academy of Monaco environments. With such a distinctive style, it’s no wonder that the artworks of Willy Verginer has found international support and has been exhibited in important museums and galleries around the world. Lately, from June to September 2011 Willy Verginer was invited to the 54th International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale to represent the Region of Trentino Alto Adige.
The wooden sculptures of Willy Verginer are worked in full relief in the round. The sculptures of Willy Verginer rise up with all their mass, volume, and the weight of their material in the space they are placed in. The forms created by Willy Verginer seem concerned only with themselves and their own internal system of formal relationships and meanings. The sharp and embattled handling with which Willy Verginer provokes and caresses wood does not result in anything ancient. Willy Verginer does not make statues; he creates indeed images in action.
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