Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

Call 01736 874749

Facebook logoTwitter logoInstagram logoPinterest logo

Antonio Lopez Reche

Antonio Lopez RecheAntonio Lopez Reche: My work is a diverse approach to the language of sculpture. For the past twenty years, I have been experimenting with figurative and non figurative work.

My figurative work has been inspired by Western tradition, often relating to Mediterranean mythology and folk tales, in which my interest in expressive tool marks and spontaneous modeling with materials such as clay, wax or plaster, translates into bronze, in an attempt to capture the immediacy and rawness of the material.

I also have a deep interest in a more conceptual line of work in which, still using mostly bronze casting, the repeated reproduction of an object, sometimes created by me, sometimes snatched from our immediate daily life, creates a new form. Although these pieces start with the fascination with the chosen object, soon the repetition and organization of these elements creates a new dimension far from the original object.

Born in 1966 In Barcelona, Antonio Lopez Reche was educated at the University of Barcelona and served as a post graduate teaching assistant there. In 1994 he received the Erasmus Grant from the European Commission to study at Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.

He has been working in the UK since 1995, and has produced numerous commissions for private and public spaces. His sculpture has been exhibitied in Barcelona, London, Vienna, Cambridge and Cornwall. He has had a number of public commissions.

Drawing inspiration from Greek Mythology and Folk Tales, his work describes such universal themes as internal conflict, strength, and man’s search for knowledge.

He has exhibited in Barcelona, London, Vienna, Cambridge, and Newlyn, UK, and Greenport, NY. He has had a number of public commissions including Canary Wharf and is in a number of private collections in Spain, England and the United States.

Selected Galleries and Commissions

  • Cambridge Contemporary Art
  • 2006 Public Commission by Tower Hamlets Art Department “Woman and Fish” bronze
  • 2007 British Society of Portrait Sculptors. Cork Street, London
  • 2009 Public Commission by Mallorcan Government “Jaume III” bronze

Own Art Logo

with an interest free loan
Representative 0% APR

Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

Opening times:
Monday -  Saturday 10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge
sarah@cornwallcontemporary.com

Facebook logoTwitter logoInstagram logoPinterest logo