'White Bear' by Richard Orlinski, 2022
Limited Edition sculptural collab. with the Estate of François Pompon.
9.05 x 4.7 x 1.8 Inches (sculpture)
23 x 12 x 4.6 Centimeters
11.5 x 5.5 x 3 Inches (box)
Collectible designer resin sculpture in matte white finish.
Double-signed sculpture to represent the style of both artists (more below...).
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
New in logo embossed box.
Includes original artist-issued COA card.
ABOUT THE ART
The confrontation of two famous artists, François Pompon & Richard Orlinski, which, despite the century and style that separate them, have both expressed themselves in simplifying in their way, the forms of nature.
A double-sided sculpture, preserving François Pompon’s White Bear on one side, with Richard Orlinski adding his creation on the other. One smooth face, the other faceted and yet these two sides merge to make one beautiful sculpture.
François Pompon (1855-1933) was a French sculptor. He is known to the general public for his animal sculptures. Pompon's bear is on display in particular at the Museum of Orsay. Pompon's style is characterized by the smooth, simplification of polished surfaces.
Richard Orlinski is a French sculptor. He was born in Paris in 1966. He studied at the National Fine Arts School in Neuilly-sur-Seine, and then chose to devote to sculpture.
He now explores the medium of sculpture using industrial materials he enlivens with references of the Pop Art movement that has nourished his childhood and has never stopped improving his work. His preferred materials are resin and aluminum used according to the foundry process. His art is far from the conventions, but close to his time. Richard Orlinski is in the range of these artists who claim an actual art which, through industrial means, wants to create works asking questions about perception codes in our consuming society. Following a logical of demultiplication and repetition, he condemns the logic of the series production in the cultural industry.
From his preferred object, the croco, to more rigorous works, Richard Orlinski offers a panorama of what the Contemporary Art can present. Question the perception of the society in front of the Contemporary Art by creating works which play on different levels : a visual impact, a popular iconography, the notion of human instinct, and at the same time revisit the Art History.
So much ways to underline the question of the impact of the Contemporary Art on the public space and the perception of the publics, art collectors or uninitiated.