César Orrico is a Madrid-based artist specializing in figurative sculptures primarily made from bronze and, sometimes, associated with wood, or wood and marble powder. His creations draw attention to the intricate details and the movements and expressions of the figures.
The work of César Orrico offers us a transversal look which comprises from the classical paradigm to modernity. A contemporary figuration that fuses originality in depiction together with the fundamental principles of sculpture. Starting from a naturalistic treatment of the body and through precise and fluid modeling, the artist gradually denudes his works until arriving at a synthesis of form, giving rise to figures endowed with an emotive aesthetic refinement. In this process, we observe a profound knowledge of anatomy, where the human body occupies the centre of César Orrico’s artistic universe; knowledge which is the fruit of the artist’s fascination with anatomical treatises dating from the Renaissance up to the present time. His work explores diverse formats, ranging from works of a monumental nature through to small scale sculptures full of expressiveness and beauty. Likewise, over time, we find in his work an extraordinary knowledge of the materials used in sculpture, elements which the artist merges with elegance, making them flow together spontaneously in his figures, where the mixture between coldness and warmth creates the strength of each representation.César Orrico