Bergholzen. The wooden figures of Arnold Demetz are all unique; as the wood it is itself. On numerous tours through the Alps he collects the raw material for his works, which are exposed in the historic centre of Caldaro.

The high-alpine landscape is my passion. To transfer the strength of the body into the strength of form. To bring the wood as an element of the mountains to foreign places. To create new moments.

After graduating in the Art School of Val Gardena in Ortisei – as a young man member of the Italian national Ski-team – Arnold Demetz initially has been living his passion for sports. With the art-shop in the town of Caldaro, the upcoming tourism in the 70ies and 80ies, and later on also the gallery, the handcraft of Arnold Demetz made itself a name.

Nowadays, Arnold Demetz is close to his roots. He is living the combination of sports and arts. On his numerous alpine tours through South Tyrolean and Swiss mountains he finds the arolla pine - root wood for his sculptures. The long alpine walking tours - to some extent under extreme conditions by foot or on skis are also sources for inspiration, new motives, forms and colours.

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