The main subject in the creative work of the sculptor Mario Dilitz (b. 1973) from Tyrol is to give expression to the human form, to convey and translate the language it speaks. In doing so he combines old sculptural knowledge and technical perfection with contemporary topics, thereby creating sculptures of great intensity and attractiveness. Upright, standing in the space with both feet firmly on the ground, the mostly life-sized figures in wood and bronze dominate the sculptural work of Mario Dilitz. His sculptures polarise; they impress and disturb in equal measure. Their aesthetic beauty and perfection stand in contrast to a profound expression of the uncertainty of human existence. In high-quality photographs and telling studio views this volume introduces the artist’s fascinating work and provides a lively insight into the artistic development and process of creation of Dilitz’s unusual sculptures.