Bruno Walpoth

 

Bruno Walpoth is from an area steeped in a tradition of artistic woodwork that is anchored in many sculptor families. This is the path chosen by Bruno, who, after learning the fundamental techniques of woodworking under a master woodworker, made his way to Munich to study at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Bruno always uses drawings, photographs, and plaster models to prepare for a finished wooden sculpture. Some of these plaster models are then cast in bronze, such as the sculpture titled L’ATTESA, of which there is only a single cast.

Excerpt from an essay by Prof. Peter Weiermaier, 2012

“Bruno Walpoth generally selects youthful models for his pieces. However, the objective is not to create a portrait, but to commit a subtle act of idealization. When asked about his role models, the artist cites the sculptors of the early Florentine Renaissance, who created their sculptures from pale marble and imbued them with an aura of ideal beauty. (...) The development of Bruno’s art has led to an internalized figure at peace with itself, one that gives rise to the impression of being deep in a conversation with itself.”