Welcome to my world of unique metal sculpture. My name is Pierre Riche and i'd like to share with you my sculptures. I am constantly working to make my sculpture forms more dynamic and evocative. What inspires me is to capture the vitality, movement and essence of my subject mater. I represent The human and animal forms sculpturaly with grace and elegance while using industrial metal parts and shapes. My hope is to create sculpture that charge a space with inspiration dynamic energy and creativity. My art pushes the limit of uniqueness in it's use and application of materials, artistry and craftsmanship.
Description of my work- The material i sculpt with is recycled metals. Sometimes referred to as up-cycled, the metal i use has served its function in the practical/ functional world and has been discarded as no longer useful or desired. Most of these metals have become rusty and unusable for its intended purpose but make for an excellent sculpture medium. As a clay sculptor uses clay to define their form, I use discarded metals in the same way. Only my technique and tools are different. Where a clay artist uses a wooden knife or their fingers to separate their clay and apply it, I use a cutting torch, metal cutting saws, abrasive grinding wheels, welding torches and welders to cut and join the metals together. Further forming of the desired sculpture form is attained by torch heating, hammering, grinding and polishing. this process is traditionally referred to as direct metal sculpting.
54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College-Corpus Christi, TX. Feb 21- May 8th 2020 Show canceled. Sculpture Tucson Art Fair - Aprill 5,6,7 2020 Brandi Fenton Memorial park, Tucson Az. Canceled.