Willy Verginer Warns About Environmental Decay With Minimalistic Sculptures

Willy Verginer is an Italian sculptor and author of figurative wooden sculptures that are painted in a way that’s suggestive about the environmental decay of our planet. He paints parts of his sculptures in bright blue, orange, green, or gray as a way to emphasize what’s going on with his subjects.

Though his work often talks about environmental issues, that’s not the only topic he works with. Many of his sculptures are purely fantastical and their meaning is open to interpretation. Without context, it’s easy to understand them in many different ways.

Verginer’s work is often exhibited in galleries around the world, from the U.S. to Israel. You can check out his Instagram to see more of his art and you can follow him for regular updates on his work.