The art of knowing how to work wood is a talent of few; not only is this natural material the main element in the creation of furniture in our homes, but it is also the raw material for the construction of truly unrepeatable works of art. The Italian wood artist Peter Demetz knows something about this, and thanks to his mastery of sanding, he has managed to give real life to unused pieces of wood . The results are fascinating.
via My Modern Met
In his series of sculptural works made of wood, Peter Demitz has infused all his innate ability to understand human anatomy, giving wood the hyper-realistic appearance of paintings or even the clearest photographs . Peter’s sense of composition and perspective obviously help perpetuate this optical illusion.
The wood grain and its warm colors, however, give them a tactile appearance that would be difficult to fake with paint and that only a master woodworker like Peter Demitz could bring to life. Take a look at these truer-than-life sculptures.
What amazing creations…well done Peter Demitz!