Christian Verginer (Brixen, 1982) creates fascinatingly detailed sculptures and relief-like works of limewood. Most of his figures are depictions of children with different attributes, accentuated by the use of neon green acrylic paint: One little boy holds an axe or scissors in his hands, another carries a bird’s nest on his shoulder or is stuck with one leg in a flowerpot. In an ironic and sometimes provocative way, the sculptor traces the ambivalent relationship between man and nature.
After attending the art school in St. Ulrich im Grödnertal (South Tyrol), Christian Verginer studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara from 2001 to 2002. His sculptural works are shown in solo and group exhibitions as well as at art fairs at home and abroad. Christian Verginer lives and works in St. Ulrlich.