Bruno Walpoth

“My works are more a portrait of myself than the model”

WORDS BY ISABELLA ELIAS

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ORTISEI — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10

In his studio based in Ortisei, Italy, sculptor Bruno Walpoth carves human figures out of blocks of wood—namely limewood or walnut. Inspired by his interactions with the people around him and driven by his persistent desire to create, Walpoth made a complete commitment to his craft 15 years ago. Though he works with live models, his creations don’t always imitate the model. Noted for their intimate yet evasive facial expressions, the viewer might just catch themselves reflected in a sculpture’s gaze.


sM | The facial expressions of your sculptural creations are often subtle and understated. Do the expressions precede these sculptures or do you...

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Hanako (2021, Nutwood) by Bruno Walpoth

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