Antonio Lopez Reche
Antonio 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 Barcelona in 1966, 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 bronze sculptures have been exhibited in Barcelona, Vienna, Greenport, NY and venues across the UK. He has also produced a number of public commissions including Canary Wharf, London and is in a number of private collections across the world including Spain, England and the United States. Drawing inspiration from Greek Mythology and Folk Tales, his work describes such universal themes as internal conflict, strength, and man’s search for knowledge. Selected Commissions
- 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