Willy Verginer

About

Willy Verginer
Was born in 1957 in Bressanone

Willy Verginer was born in 1957, in Bressanone. He studied painting at Ortisei Art Institute and then he dedicated himself to wood sculpture, working in different laboratories in Val Gardena. In the 80s he began to leave behind conventional schemes and methods. He displayed abstract wood artworks in one of his first personal exhibition at “Galleria Sapatia”, in Bolzano. In 2005 Verginer decided to totally change his style, as we could see in the show at the gallery “Castello di Trento”: his plastic language became very original due to the combination of carving and acrylic painting. His exhibitions take place in different Italian cities, such as Vicenza, Milan and Bergamo, but also outside his home- country, for example in Holland and Belgium. In 2011 he was invited to the “Biennale” of Venice in order to represent his region, Trentino Alto Adige, and he also took part in the “Biennale Italia-Cina” at “Villa Reale” in Monza. He was invited to participate in the first show of Italian contemporary wood sculpture at the Civic Gallery of Trento. During his last years, Verginer focused his work on the environmental subject and in 2017 he displayed a huge art installation at Wasserman Projects in Detroit, Michigan.

Willy Verginer
Il gioco infinito, 2020
Linden wood and acrylic color
132 x 41 x 50 cm

Willy Verginer
Destruct toy, 2017
Linden wood and acrylic color
84 x 27 x 34 cm

Willy Verginer
The boy and the sea, 2019
Bronze and acrylic color
61,5 x 29 x 17 cm

Willy Verginer
Il gioco infinito, 2020
Ceramic sculpture | 4/10
55 x 18 x 21 cm

Willy Verginer
Il gioco infinito, 2020
Ceramic sculpture | 4/10
55 x 18 x 21 cm

Dal ritratto al selfie

La rappresentazione del sé dalla Preistoria a oggi

Palazzo Assessorile -Cles (TN)

April 26 – August 29, 2021

 

“Dal ritratto al selfie” – The representation of the self from prehistoric times to today. This is the title of the exhibition that will be open to the public on Monday 26 April 2021, which can be visited in the magnificent rooms of Palazzo Assessorile until Sunday 29 August 2021.

Willy Verginer

Rayuela

Studio d’arte Raffaelli

October 15, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Willy Verginer

Una conversazione

The artist opens the doors of his studio and talks about all aspects of his work.

Willy Verginer

Contemporaneamente a Castel Belasi

Castel Belasi, Campodenno (TN)

August 10 – October 27, 2019

 

After twenty years of restoration, on Saturday 10th August, Castel Belasi in Campodenno was officially opened to the public with the exhibition ‘’CONTEMPORANEAMENTE a Castle Belasi’’.

Willy Verginer

Nature in Art

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracovia

April 26 – September 29, 2019

 

The sculptures of the carving artist Willy Verginer is exposed at the exhibition “Natures in Art” in the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art of Krakow which will remain opened up till the end of September. “Nature in Art” is a collective exhibition with more than 70 artists coming from all the world.

Willy Verginer

On the occasion of Willy Verginer’s “Rayuela” solo show, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli and Cellar Contemporary present “The infinite game”, a double limited edition in ceramic inspired by the homonymous work by the artist from Val Gardena.

Willy Verginer

Rayuela, 2019

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