Willy Verginer

Born on 23 February 1957 in Bressanone works and lives in Ortisei.

Italian artist Willy Verginer makes wooden (that’s right—wood) sculptures unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Appearing simultaneously lifelike and whimsical, the sculptures are dipped in bold colors and patterned, adding just the right amount of surrealism.

In his “Cecità Voluta,” characters sprawl on a dock, their legs disappearing into the ground, as bright orange paints trick the eye into seeing varying levels of immersion in the “water.”

With such a distinctive style, it’s no wonder Verginer’s work has found international support and has been exhibited in galleries around the world.