by Ariadna Zierold
Andreas Senoner was born in 1982 in Bolzano, Italy. He lives and works between Santa Cristina in Val Gardena and Florence, Italy.
In Senoner’s wooden sculptures of human figures, he recreated the human form in a simple frontal pose. The wood is left rough and the shapes are carved in a schematic mannor representing a truly minimalistic approach. The composure and the symbolism of the subjects remember sacred sculptures, by dealing with today’s society and representing them in their daily rituals, manifesting a contemporary sense of inadequacy and frustration, where people feel inadequate, useless and almost not existent. Very often the sculptures are accompanied by their alter-ego in miniature, contrasting the life-size figure with the representation of their intimate size.