Mario Dilitz

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, Nº 141, 2017, Oak glued, ed. 6-6, 86 x 22 x 17 cm.

Mario Dilitz, Nº 150, 2017, Oak glued, ed. 4-6, 86 x 23 x 18 cm

Mario Dilitz, Nº 170, 2017, Bronze, ed. 1/6 + 3AP, 90 x 22 x 22 cm

Mario Dilitz, Nº 135, 2016, Limewood and red glue, 160 x 20 x 20 cm.

Mario Dilitz, Nº 128, 2013-2016, Basswood and red glue, 158 x 70 x 40 cm

Mario Dilitz, Nº 144, 2015, Lime blossom wood, hand-carved, 160 x 24 x 23 cm.

Mario Dilitz, Nº 142, 2015, Basswood glued, 210 x 60 x 40 cm.


Mario Dilitz – Artwork nº 172, 2017. Bronze. 115 x 28 x 20. Edition of 6.