The ability to give expression to the human form, to transmit and translate its language is an ability, which the sculptor Mario Dilitz definitely has. He combines traditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues and thereby manages to create sculptures of great intensity and appeal.

His work does polarize. There is a contrast between the aesthetic beauty of his sculptures and the content of the issues, where a profound confrontation with the vagaries of human existence takes place.

On the one hand Mario Dilitz manifests the contradictions occuring in human nature, on the other hand he knows to unite them in his work.

Even his choice of material reveals these contradictions. His sculptures, most of them lifesized, are created out of high quality laminated wood. After a process of destruction and then construction the wood has reached a new form of stability, which wouldnʼt have been possible in its natural condition. This process is made visible by the joints of glue in the laminated wood. Mario Dilitz chooses red glue thereby signing his creations unmistakably.

Mario Dilitz (*1973 in Innsbruck, Austria) now works and lives in Axams nearby Innsbruck and Munich.

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Solo exhibitions

2016 Gallery Victor Lope / Barcelona / Spain
2015 Gallery LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects / Brussels / Belgium
2014 Mario Dilitz, Galleria Sacchetti / Ascona / Switzerland
2013 Gallery LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects / Brussels / Belgium
2012 Mario Dilitz, Galleria Sacchetti / Ascona / Switzerland
2010 Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne / Munich / Germany

Group exhibitions

2016 Contemporary Sladmore Gallery / London / UK
2016 Gallery Victor Lope / Barcelona / Spain
2016 Gallery LKFF / Brussels / Belgium
2015 Schweizerische Triennale der Skulptur / Bad Ragaz / Switzerland
2015 Mario Dilitz, Galleria Sacchetti / Ascona / Switzerland
2014 Gallery LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects / Brussels / Belgium
2013 Mario Dilitz, Galleria Sacchetti / Ascona / Switzerland
2012 Presence, Gallery LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects / Brussels / Belgium
2011 Natur und Sinnlichkeit, Galerie Epikur / Wuppertal / Germany
2010 Galerie Art Unit / Düsseldorf / Germany
2009 Oriol Galerie / Munich / Germany

Artfairs

2017 Scope New York / USA
2017 Art Karlsruhe / Germany
2017 London Art Fair / UK
2016 Contemporary Istanbul / Turkey
2016 ART Fair Cologne / Germany
2016 YIA Artfair / Paris / France
2016 Art Élysèes / Paris / France
2016 Crossroads Art Show / London / UK
2016 SWAB Barcelona / Spain
2016 Kunstsalon Burg Perchtoldsdorf / Vienna / Austria
2016 Art Bodensee / Messe Dornbirn / Austria
2016 Scope_Basel / Switzerland
2016 Art Austria / Leopoldmuseum Vienna / Austria
2016 Art Karlsruhe / Germany
2015 Slick art fair Paris / France
2014 Slick art fair Paris / France
2012 One Artist Show / Art-Karlsruhe / Germany
2011 One Artist Show / Art-Karlsruhe / Germany
2011 Munich Contempo / Germany
2011 Contemporary-Art-Ruhr / Germany
2010 One Artist Show / Art Innsbruck / Austria
2010 Art Bodensee / Dornbirn / Austria
2010 Munich Contempo / Munich / Germany
2009 Art Innsbruck / Austria