We featured Aron Demetz in an article a couple of months ago: now his new works are once again being shown in London to a much larger audience than before. The Westminster City Council unveiled two human figures that have been installed in St James’ Square following the success of his exhibition The Tainted at Gazelli Art House. Burning Man and Heimat are both formidable constructions that are literally and metaphorically “rooted in nature”.

Initially working in wood before experimenting with bronze casts, Demetz demonstrates a sound understanding of materiality in sculpture, using his works to emphasise the harmony and conflict that exist between humanity and nature. The spiritual associations that he evokes through the traditional and natural qualities of wood are hard to come by in an era that prizes digital and synthetic materials.

The Square is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4.30 pm, and Demetz’s work will be on display until December.

St James’ Square, London SW1Y

All images courtesy of the Gazelli Art House.