César Orrico is a young and stunning sculptor from Spain. He has worked as Associate Professor at European University of Madrid and is now working on his his doctoral thesis: ” New approaches to industrial materials . Definitive and direct materials in expressive language of Fine Arts “. In the current year he has won the First Prize FLECHAZO 2016, FLECHA Contemporary Art Fair. César experiences different kind of materials : artificial stone, bronze, iron, wood.
As he says: “The thematic axis of my work, finds in sculpture an instrument capable of materializing the sensuality in artistic expression through a personal interpretation of the anatomy. The profoundness that is generated around this detailed study, comes from a special interest in the anatomical proportions and representation of the human body in medical and artistic treaties of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A fundamental knowledge for my creative process, which creates a conceptualization of the work supported by the reinterpretation of the classic canons in sculpture.
The pursuit of synthesis in the human body acts as a constant in my work, where the concept of beauty fold up over itself to give way to the inner impulse of form. In essence, my work produces a fusion of different materials that come together spontaneously in the figure, where the mix of coolness and warmth create the force of each sculpture “.
Eudald de Juana Gorriz was born in 1988 to a family of sculptors in a small town close to Girona (Spain), where, surrounded by an artistic and natural environment, he learned the trade and developed a deep interest for art. Studying for a Bachelor of art in Figueres (Girona ) enabled Eudald to focus on learning drawing as a tool to study the world that surrounds us . At 19 he began his formal studies in Fine Art and explored many different artistic disciplines at the Barcelona University (UB) , always using the human form as a starting point for his ideas, as he considers it the best tool to express emotions and engage with the viewers. Upon graduation in 2012, Eudald moved to Florence to focus his training in academic sculpture and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art. Here he was able to pursue his interest in the human figure whilst working to a high technical level . In 2014 he divided his time between teaching drawing in the Barcelona Academy of Art, and sculpting in a number of museums as a form of artistic residency, with the desire to learn from the great masters. He currently lives in Florence where he teaches sculpture in The Florence Academy of Art. Eudald believes in the importance of learning technique to the highest level possible, whilst continuing to develop the creative and artistic side at the same time. ( directly from http://www.eudalddejuana.com)