It was in 2004, steeped in pop culture, that Richard Orlinski decided to devote himself fully to art. Very quickly, he created a pop and colorful universe and his bestiary toured the planet. Its animals, often spectacular in size, both proud and conquering, are also symbols of gentleness and freedom. In 2015, he became the best-selling French contemporary artist in the world.

The story begins with a crocodile in red resin, which the sculptor decides to exhibit in Deauville on the occasion of the American Film Festival. Driven by the desire to make art accessible to all, the French artist takes art where we least expect it. Very quickly, exhibiting in unusual places and in the open air became his trademark. From the top of the slopes of Courchevel to television sets, Richard Orlinski is redefining the codes of contemporary art.

Reflection is the first step in creating a sculpture. It is the longest part because the artist imposes on himself an absence of limits and an absolute requirement. For his first sculpture, the Crocodile, Richard Orlinski worked for months on the proportions of his work before arriving at what he likes to call, the “perfect crocodile”.

With five manufacturing workshops in France and more than two hundred employees, artistic craftsmanship is present at each stage of the creation of a work. Favoring contemporary materials such as resin or aluminum, Richard Orlinski also likes working with materials such as bronze, stone and stainless steel. The sculptor has fun with colors, constantly innovates, plays with materials, transparency and light. Nothing stops him when it comes to creating!

Represented by more than 90 galleries in France and abroad, it is in Paris that Richard Orlinski chose to open the first space entirely dedicated to his art in 2017: a 150m2 gallery, located at 68 rue du Faubourg St Honored in the 8th arrondissement.

Today there are more than 5 Orlinski galleries around the world: Paris, Courchevel, Saint-Tropez, London and Mexico City. A concept which is intended to be applied in other major art capitals.
Text taken from the Orlinski catalog*