Italian Aron Demetz roots human figures in nature at Westminster's St James's Square

By Culture24 Reporter | 03 July 2013

Two-and-a-half metres high, metaphorically "rooted in nature" and harking back to primitive man through 17th century woodcarving techniques, a pair of imposing human figures have been installed in St James's Square, Westminster.

A photo of a black sculpture of a man within parkland
© Aron Demetz, courtesy Gazalli Art House
Burning Man and Heimat are the creations of Italian artist Aron Demetz. Although they have ultimately been cast in bronze, Demetz says their wooden cores represent a rare spirituality in a digital age.

Mayfair’s Gazelli Art House have installed the works in a bid to allow a larger audience to admire the artist’s skill.

Demetz’s most recent exhibition at the gallery, The Tainted, saw him exhibit alongside Korean artist Shan Hur. Jeff Koons and Paul McCarthy are among the artists previously featured in the Square.

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A photo of a black sculpture of a man within parkland
© Aron Demetz, courtesy Gazalli Art House
A photo of a black sculpture of a man within parkland
© Aron Demetz, courtesy Gazalli Art House
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