Matthias Verginer

Matthias Verginer

Born in 1982 in Brixen, Matthias Verginer lives and works in Ortisei.

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Heavy hat without fether

Lime wood sculpture

Dimensions: Height 75 cm
Year: 2018

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Tattoo and piercing

Lime wood sculpture

Dimensions: Width 34x20 cm - Height 63 cm
Year: 2017

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Linden wood sculpture

Dimensions: Width 162x63 cm - Height: 112cm
Year: 2018

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Linden wood sculpture

Dimensions: Width 70x35 cm - Height 76 cm
Year: 2018

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I am the boss

Linden wood sculpture, acrylic colors

Dimensions: Width 25x27 cm - Height 48 cm
Year: 2015

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The king's queen

Linden wood sculpture, acrylic colors

Dimensions: Width 38 cm - Height 38 cm
Year: 2015

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Matthias Verginer Curriculum

Matthias Verginer studied advertising graphics and sculpture at School of Arts, Selva/Gardena. Then, in 2001, he started his apparenticeship under his father, Willy Verginer.
In 2004 he was at IHM in Munich. In the same year, he became member of Unika art fair in Ortisei and since then his works have been exhibited for several year at Arte Padova (2005-2007) and Tradefair Milano (2005-2008).
In 2012 Liquid art system displays his works in Positano.
Matthias Verginer's works are full of humor.
They celebrate an imagination which at first glance seems ambiguous and funny, but the laugh they provoke does not appeal to sentiment, rather, in the words of Henri Bergson, "it appeals to intelligence pure and simple.". They do not just entertain and charm us, they also invite us to reflect on the mechanisms with which we perceive reality, its questionable or absolute truth and its changing or immovable aspects.
The works are made up of a highly colored assemblage of animals and human figures sculpted from wood.
They are realistic in their similarity to reality and absurd in their ties to meaning. They are as bewildering and mysterious as dreams, they told within themselves both surrealism and magic realism, sophisticated quotations, literary references and bizarre intuitions.


KunstRai Amsterdam (NL)
„The italian connection“, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus (B)
„Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus in Paris“
Group show : New opening of Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus in Knokke
Eurantica 2017, Bruxelles (B)
Art Breda 2017 (B)
Matthias Verginer & Laura Brodzki, Regula Brun, Lucerne (CH)
Affordable Art fair Milano
„Classico contemporaneo“, Galleria Punto sull’Arte, Varese (I)
Contex Art Miami 2016 with Liquid Art System


„CI“ Contemprary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul (TUR)
„Diamon“ with painter Giraudo Claudia, Galleria Punto sull’Arte, Varese (I)
Galleria Galp, Olgiate Comasco (I)
Lucca Art Fair (I)
Eurantica, Bruxelles (B)
Affordable Art Fair, Milano (I)
Art Breda 2016 (B)
„Preposterous“ with painter Eddy Stevens, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus (B)


„Wooden eyes“, solo exhibition at Galeri Selvin, Istanbul (TUR)
C.A.R., Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen (D)
C9 Arte a Corte, „Explorando“, a cura di Chiara Canali, L‘ Ospitale di Rubiera (I)
Galleria Ravagnan, Venice (I)
White Room, Positano & Capri (I)
Art Breda 2015, Breda (NL)
Eurantica, Bruxelles (B)
Affordable Art Fair, Milano (I)
Galerie Regula Brun, Luzern (SUI)


Dome Event " Art at home, Antwerp
25. Arte Padova 2014
„Jumblins sculteures“, Galerie Max 21, Iphofen (D)
„Wooden Eyes“, White Room Capri (I)
Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, Knokke (B)
Young Art Taipei (Taiwan)
Tainan Art Fair (Taiwan)
Art Luxembourg


Art Gent (B)
PAN Amsterdam (NL)
„Three by tree“" Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp (B)
White Room, Positano (I)
Unika, Ortisei (I)
„Different twins“ " Stadtmuseum/museo civico, Klausen/Chiusa (I)
Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp (B)
Transart 12 " Bolzano (I)


„Verrätselungen des Alltags“, Galerie Anne Malchers, Bensberg/Bergisch Gladbach-Köln
10 Jahre Galerie Max 21, Iphofen (D)
„Coney Island 1903″, Arte Boccanera, Trento (I)
Unika, Ortisei (I)
Gallery Valentinarte, Bellagio (I)
Liquid art system Positano (I)
Glocal Rookie of the Year 2012, Kunstart12, Bolzano (I)


„Unika“, Tubla da Nives, Selva/Gardena (I)
Unika, Ortisei (I)
“Game Heroes”, Gallery Majke Hüsstege ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
„Wood sculpture contest“, Sila Piccola; Academy of Arts, Catanzaro (I)

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Matthias Verginer Events & Exhibitions

Art Fairs

Liquid art system at Art Wynwood 2019

February 14-18 | 2019


Wooden Balance

Matthias Verginer at Liquid art system Capri - 18th May 2018

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