Italian artist Aron Demetz has created a powerfully evocative series of sculptures called "The Tainted." Demetz's work, which is currently exhibiting at Gazelli Art House in London, features wooden figures in varying states of blemish and disfiguration. Demetz writes that his work is meant to explore the "harmony and conflicts that exist between man and nature." The first piece, pictured below, shows a smooth androgynous form with a wound seared into its head and a layer of course, woody growth encroaching up its back around its ears. In the third piece, below, the transformation would seem to be complete: The immaculate wooden figure is completely overgrown, a statue engulfed in the weeds.
Images courtesy of Gazelli Art House.
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