THE SILENCE OF TIME (LESSNESS): SOLO EXHIBITION OF PETER DEMETZ
Peter Demetz is best known for his incredibly realistic hand-carved sculptures of people, caught in contemplative, in-between moments. His scenes are like snippets of everyday life; suspended in a timeless universe and demarcated from reality through the silence and simplicity of the surrounding space. Demetz sculpts his subjects with stunning meticulousness, reproducing tiny folds in clothing, facial wrinkles, and individual strands of hair. Conversely, the figures’ minimalist surroundings are left open to interpretation. Using a few lines, block colours and, above all, theatrical lighting, the artist creates fictitious spaces. It is we who imbue them with meaning, who see them according to our own diverse experiences in the real world.
Die Stille, in der wir uns hören könnenSusanne Holz, Luzerner Zeitung, April 18, 2023 This link opens in a new tab.
Impulse Gallery Is Hosting Italian Sculptor Peter Demetz's First Major Exhibition in SwitzerlandBalasz Takac, Widewalls, March 30, 2023