Willy Verginer was born in 1957 in Bressanone, Italy and currently lives and works in Ortisei. His distinctive style has garnered him much attention, and his works have been exhibited around the globe in such prestigious venues as the 54th annual Venice Biennale. Simultaneously lifelike and whimsical, Verginer's wooden sculptures are dipped in bold colours and patterns, lending a touch of surrealism to what is initially figurative. Worked in the round in full relief, the sculptures rise up from their mass and material weight into their surrounding space. Verginer's sharp and at times embattled handling of the wood manifests something altogether new from a rather ancient material and art form. Willy Verginer doesn't make statues; rather, he creates images in action. Galerie LeRoyer is proud to introduce his work to Canada for the first time.