Detailed Human Sculptures Painted With Bold Stripes of Color

Italian artist Willy Verginer creates distinctly detailed wooden sculptures that are dipped into bright paints. Each piece is carved from a single piece of wood, and features young and old, male and female, and even animals. The final results are a strange mix of natural wood, stripes of bold colors and patterns, and detailed human figures that are incredibly lifelike.

Several of Verginer’s collections feature variations of his signature style. Cecit Voluta involves a group of figures hanging around the dock. Many of them are partially shown, creating the optical illusion of a gallery floor turned into water. In Hoc Signo incorporates a variety of floral designs along the bodies of the blue and white wooden figures. And finally, Disequilibri is the most bizarre, blending people and animals in unusual balancing acts.

The whimsical sculptures are both captivating and eerie at the same time. The intense eyes of each realistic figure seem ready to blink at any moment. If you like these life-like wooden human sculptures, you may also enjoy these realistic wood-chip animals by artist Sergey Bobkov.

Willy Verginer’s website
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