Richard Orlinski

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Richard Orlinski
Born (1966-01-19) 19 January 1966 (age 52)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Movement Contemporary art, Pop art

Richard Orlinski is a French artist born in Paris in 1966. A sculptor since 2004, his work, is conceived around the concept "Born Wild" in a style and with contemporary materials available for a large audience, including children. His creations act on archaisms. His works are exhibited both at FIAC on the slopes of Courchevel and in 90 galleries worldwide. Since 2011, he has been ranked in the Top 10 of the best selling French artists in the world by Art Price; one of his works was awarded €680,000. On the world ranking of auctions distributed by Artprice, Orlinski was at 121st place in 2015.[1]

Analysis of the work[edit]

Rooted in his time, Orlinski uses materials like resin and aluminum, but also marble, stone and bronze. He works on the brilliance and dullness, transparency and opacity of the materials.

The Born Wild concept
The stake for Orlinski through the concept "Born Wild" is to transform negative emotions into positive vital impulses, to shift from archaic instinct to a civilized emotion. The vectors of this transformation are the aesthetics of the work, the pursuit of perfection as a sculptor and the viewer's perception. Engaged in making art accessible to all, Orlinski draws on popular imagery of the icons that serve his purpose

Crocodile
The man and the crocodile have in common the reptilian brain, one of three human brains, a brain without memory, governed by innate reflexes, the origin of our impulses of violence. The crocodile, a species dating from the Mesozoic era, also symbolizes the adaptation and survival ability. Orlinski worked for two years on the proportions of the Crocodile. In 2006, for his first series in resin, mirror polished finish, Orlinski chose a specific red. Following his creations, he used black, pink, blue, purple ... and precious finishes: paint with gold leaf, silver projection, diamond inlay ...

Letters
Fascinated by the artists of Pop Art and New Realism, Richard Orlinski honors Robert Indiana. He opposes the rough signification of Born Wild to a polished finish and that becomes soft. The sculpture is formed in a folding body shop according to the techniques used in F1.

Phanter
This mystery and sensuality symbol icon expresses the fierce power, speed and ferocity that fall within the concept of Born Wild. Faceted like a diamond, the Panther of Richard Orlinski has a head almost four times larger than in reality.

Skull
Skull, not as vanity but as allegory of the evolution of man. The removal of the mandibular announces the regression by losing the language. The expansion of the parietal lobe limits the frontal part, where lie, the centers of the most advanced thinking. This sculpture questions the future of humanity. Progression or dehumanization?

Jaws
The jaws of prodigious power with two overdeveloped canines refer to the saber-toothed cat. The ferocity of the predator, without doubt the most formidable of all time, did not prevent his decline.

David
Michelangelo’s aesthetics revisited by Richard Orlinski, invites us to a mirror set. David new millennium, bodybuilder archetypal masculinity, dressed in jeans unbuttoned open underpants Dolce & Gabbana, makes explicit reference to the victory of David over Goliath. To win the battle of modern times, we must act with sensitivity and not by force.

Stiletto
This sharp stiletto heel, animated by fantasies, also hides an allusion to a "stylet", a small terrible dagger that produces very deep wounds. Stiletto is a living sculpture by its suggestive power.

Lonely shoe
The Cinderella syndrome, quest for the perfect woman.

Jeans
A pair of legendary jeans pants turned into a monumental sculptural aesthetic. Animated with folds, symbols, fantasies, these unbuttoned trousers open on the void, the absence of a body.

Eléphant
Feared animal in the wild, the elephant is known for the violence of its attacks. Domesticated, the animal offers an image of tenderness, longevity, stability, wisdom. At the curve of its trunk meet those of his erect defenses.

Cans
With reference to Pop art Campbell's soups and Andy Warhol, Orlinski canned the wild instinct.

Tributes
Orlinski reflects his admiration for the great artists of the Pop art and the New realism by performing a series of crocodiles in the style of Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring or Niki de Saint Phalle.

Pinup
Allegory of the Born Wild concept, Pinup of Orlinski is a tribute to the woman. To the women as overused objects, Richard Orlinski opposes the plastic of a goddess, nudity in the tradition of classical artists. Marble has been replaced by the resin, to monochrome white of the realism the flesh color, brown hair and blue eyes. Venus can not be born in a shell in the manner of Botticelli or arising from the waves under the brush of Bouguereau. The new Venus, with its contemporary measurements, rises in the sharp jaws of a predator, symbol of the cruelty of the contemporary world.

Boxing Panther
The animals of Orlinski raise a questioning of man. Seated in boxing robe, the Boxing Panther emphasizes the complementarity between the feminine and the masculine.

Wild Kong
Open Mouth on menacing fangs, the resin gorilla proclaimed himself invincible, pounding his chest with his fists. Reinterpreting the cinematic character of King Kong. Richard Orlinski raises questions about the archaic fears concerning our animality. Where is barbarism? On the side of the animal lover or in modern civilization that kills the gorilla at the top of his phallic skyscraper?

Wild Kong Oil
More advised that the men, Orlinski's gorilla rejects a barrel of oil. A native of Skull Island, King Kong ruled over a hostile nature, populated by prehistoric animals he knew to preserve. Understanding the dangers of pollution, Wild Kong uses his strength to rid the world of this plague.

Superman
And if the superhero from the planet Krypton had landed in the Soviet Union and not the United States? The stone sculpture of Richard Orlinski evokes the Bolsheviks sculptures. Superman reaches out, as Stalin pointing the direction to follow. Orlinski questions the history through the confrontation of the two giants of the Cold War. The US vigilante might as well have embodied communist propaganda.

Time out
Orlinski denounces the acceleration of time by carving a crocodile devouring an hourglass. The man of the 21st century is the victim of new technologies that continue without rest, information that assail one end to the other of the planet 24/7. Indifferent to the reptilian menace, the hourglass flows inexorably rotating on its axis.

Jeans Totem
Hanging in space, three sculptures of jeans, rise towards the sky, covered with fluorescent yellow pigment, red and blue. Behind their transparent casket, legs seem even inhabited by life, as evidenced by many folds.

холодная война (Cold War)
U.S.S.R. 1970 Cold War ... On land: the Iron Curtain, in the sky, the Mig 25, an interceptor aircraft capable of reaching Mach 3. Inspired by the legendary pilots of this airplane, Orlinski creates a work that asks indoctrination. Placed on a metal pillar, a Mig 25 pilot helmet.

For breathing: an oxygen tube. To speak: a microphone. To hear: a radio. Behind the visor, the thoughts of the pilot are triggered by a command: a Soviet tribute parade to the rhythm of the national anthem.

Eagle
Sitting on one leg with threatening claws, tapered wings slightly spread, the feathers of the tail deployed, the eagle by Richard Orlinski takes off. The tense lines of the head to the base of the wings underline the twist of his body. Evocative power and prestige, the eagle also symbolizes the cruelty and pride. Once again, the sculptor uses the animal metaphor to express the ambivalence of our instincts.

Perfecto
Symbol of adventures and dangers braved by bikers, the "Perfecto" crossed generations. The girls adopt it in the seventies and never leave it. Orlinski seizes this iconic jacket. It creates a material that mimics the tough leather and sculpts each fold to make it alive.

Howling wolf
Escaping the control of men, the wolf has led to their irrational fear. Archetype of the wild freedom-loving animal, he howls at the moon. Richard Orlinski pays tribute to the nobility of the animal.

Raging wolf
The wolf haunts our archaic fears, it embodies our carnivorous instincts. To tame its wild nature, Orlinski sculpts it with facets, increasing them on the neck and tail to magnify the thickness of its fur. The sculptor reflects the ambivalence of myth: the wolf is in attack or defense position?

DJ
To the walkman of the twentieth century, succeeded the headphones of the XXI century. Bigger, more technical, more aesthetic. By combining curves and facets, Richard Orlinski aluminum interprets the characteristics of this technological prodigy that became a fashion accessory.

Dragon
Benign under a menacing look, the dragon of
Orlinski originated from the Chinese bestiary. Featuring a crest on the top of the head that allows him to fly, he masters the rains and winds. Ready to pounce, his body undulates like a snake. Its facets nested within one another emphasize its movement.

Horse
Continuing his quest on violence of our instincts, Orlinski carves a rearing horse, whose wild nature is controlled. Posed on its back legs and tail, he dances.

Collaborations avec d’autres artistes
Solicited by the charitable association Make a Wish, which fulfills the wish of children that are hospitalized, Orlinski conducted a series of crocodiles in resin, to be customized.

He asked artists of his choice: Speedy Graphito, Hervé Di Rosa, Stéphane Cipre, Bouaz, Yang Jiechang, Annick Cuadrado crocodiles. These were sold at an auction to benefit the association.

Exhibitions[edit]

2005
  • Galerie des Lices, St Tropez
2006
  • La Fiac, Paris
  • Galeria Del sol, Miami
2007
  • Appia Hebert
  • Biennale de Venise
  • St'art Strasbourg
  • Galerie Memmi, Paris
  • Villa Murano, Paris
  • Le Regine's, Paris
  • Galerie Artcurial, Paris
  • Galerie Bel Air Fine Art, Geneva
2008 and 2009
  • Galerie Pierre Cardin, Paris
  • AD Galerie, Béziers
  • Artclub Gallery, Paris
  • Art Élysées, Paris
  • Galerie Pascal Lorain, Paris
  • Opera Gallery, Paris
  • Art Partner, Paris
  • Art Partner, Bruxelles
  • Lounge Art Gallery, Bruxelles
  • Hôtel Metropole, Monaco
  • Maretti Arte Monaco, Monaco
  • Happy Art Gallery, Cannes
  • Soul Of Asia, Thaïlande
  • AD Galerie, Béziers
  • Galerie Alexis Lartigue, Paris
  • Galerie Chabanian, St Barth
  • Pulse New York
  • Karre d'Art, Cannes
  • Expo Luxembourg
  • Road Deauville
2010 and 2011
  • Courchevel
  • Place Guy d'Arezzo, Bruxelles
  • Art Élysées, Paris
  • Show Off, Paris
  • Galerie A Leadouze, 16 av Matignon, Paris
  • Galerie Art Cadre, 24 rue Dauphine, Paris
  • Opera Gallery, London and Singapre
  • Galeries Bartoux, Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megeve, Courchevel and Cannes
  • Château de Pommard, Bourgogne
  • Galerie des Remparts, Bordeaux and Le Moulleau, Arcachon
  • Galerie Alain Daudet, Toulouse
  • Galerie Zimmermann & Heitmann, Hambourg, Düsseldorf and Dortmund
  • Bel Air Fine Art Genève, Forte dei Marmi, Crans Montana
  • Galerie des Lices, Saint Tropez
  • Fondation Kneip, Luxembourg
  • Fouquets Barrière, Champs-Élysées, Deauville, Marrakech
2012
  • Inception Gallery, 37 rue de Poitou, Paris (9 June 2012 – 21 July 2012)
  • Hôtel de Ville, Place de la république, Levallois (1–25 March 2012)
  • Galerie de L'Escale, 25 rue de la Gare, Levallois (8 March 2012 – 14 April 2012)
  • Courchevel
  • Galerie A Leadouze, 16 av Matignon, Paris
  • Galerie Art Cadre, 24 rue Dauphine, Paris
  • Opera Gallery, Londres et Singapour
  • Galeries Bartoux, Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megeve, Courchevel and Cannes
2013
  • Galerie A Leadouze, 16 av Matignon, Paris
  • Galeries Bartoux, Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megeve, Courchevel, Cannes
  • Galerie Bel Air Fine Art, Genève
  • Inception Gallery, 37 rue de Poitou, Paris (6 June - 27 July 2013)
  • Courchevel, jusqu'au 26 avril 2013, Orlinski 1850
  • Galerie Perahia, 24 rue dauphine, Paris
2014
  • Galerie A Leadouze, 16 av Matignon, Paris
  • Galeries Bartoux, Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megeve, Courchevel, Cannes
  • Galerie Bel Air Fine Art, Genève
  • Inception Gallery, 67 rue Saint Jacques, Paris
  • Galerie Perahia, 24, rue Dauphine, Paris
2015
  • Courchevel
  • Val d'Isère
  • Galerie Leadouze 16 av Matignon, Paris
  • Galeries Bartoux Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megève, Courchevel, Cannes
  • Inception Gallery, 67 rue Saint Jacques, Paris
  • Galerie Perahia, 24 rue dauphine, paris
  • Galerie Bel Air Fine Art, Genève
2016
  • Courchevel
  • Val d'Isère
  • Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
  • Le Village Royal, Paris
  • Inception Gallery, 67 rue Saint Jacques, Paris
  • Festival de Cannes, Intercontinental Carlton, Cannes
  • The Deck at Island Garden, Miami Beach

Books and articles[edit]

  • Art Actuel 47, November–December 2006, page 93
  • "Spécial Fiac 2006", Beaux Arts 269, November 2006, page 37
  • Artpress 328, November 2006, page 7
  • Beaux Arts 273, March 2007, page 8
  • Le marché de l'art contemporain 2007/2008 le rapport annuel, page 29
  • "Neuvième article", Le Daily , 30 May 2008[2]
  • Eco & vous '23, March 2008, page 21
  • "Le guide 2008 du marché de l'art", Le Figaro Beaux Arts Hors-Série, article page 189
  • "Le guide du collectionneur 2009", Le Figaro Beaux Arts Éditions, article page 162
  • Véronique Lorelle, "Art à tous prix pour amateurs non fortunés", Le Monde, 28 December 2008
  • Judith Benhamou Huet, "La cote des artistes français", Les Echos, 8 April 2011
  • Uccle.be, 13 October 2011[3]
  • Art Price, 14 October 2011, Top Ten des 10 meilleures enchères 2010-2011
  • Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, 11 November 2011, "Une panthère rugissante"
  • Christine Kerdellant, "Internet et la Chine révolutionnent le marché de l'art (aussi)", L'Express, 18 January 2012
  • Catalogue de l'exposition à Levallois, March 2012
  • Livre sculpture Richard Orlinski de Sonia Chaine, Éditions Cimarosa, December 2012
  • "Richard Orlinski dans la jungle de l'art de Frédérique de Granvilliers", Paris Match, 19 December 2013
  • "Ces hommes clé qui font monter une cote", L'Expansion July - August 2014

Television[edit]

  • Tout le monde déguste, France 3, 17 June 2007
  • Cannes Dernière, Paris Première[4]
  • Télématin, France 2, 31 May 2011[5]
  • Thé ou Café, France 2, 12 January 2013
  • Paris est à vous, Karine Vergniol, BFM TV, 14 January 2014
  • Comment ça va bien, Stéphane Bern, France 2, 7 April 2014
  • JT 20H, TF1, 4 January 2015

Music[edit]

He released his single "Heartbeat" in September 2016. The song has vocals by Eva Simons and the music video featured works by Orlinski. It topped the SNEP chart, the official chart for French singles.[6] A separate remix version titled "Heartbeat (Extended Mix)" charted in its own right, reaching number 25 on the same chart.

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