Richard Orlinski - Artist portrait, 2016, Image copytight of the artist

Richard Orlinski

France 1966


Richard Orlinski
Richard Orlinski
June 6, 2016
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Transforming negative vital energy into positive emotions, Richard Orlinski creates sculptures that represent the transition from seminal instinct to civilized understanding. He works through the concept “Born Wild”, reflecting the main values of contemporary style which contribute his creation timeless artworks that touch a wide audience, including children fascinated by familiar creatures and vivid colors. Considering art accessible to everybody, Orlinski’ aesthetics strives to perfection and positive emotion within the viewer’s perception. He chooses innovative materials as resin and aluminum, but marble, stone and bronze are also often seen in his oeuvre. Although spectacular, his sculptures are never close to the trash or extravagant.

Richard Orlinski - Crocodile Matallic Purple, photo via wild galerie kong lion 2015 inception wild
Richard Orlinski – Crocodile Matallic Purple, photo via

Continuator of the Pop Art Practice

Orlinski was born in Paris in 1966. He gained his education at the National Fine Arts School in Neuilly-sur-Seine where he decided to devote to sculpture. Exploring his chosen medium, he creates under the influence of the Pop Art that that marked his childhood and inspired him since his early artistic beginnings. His sculptures are far from the conventional but within the framework of today’s trends. Using industrial materials and systems of multiplication and repetition, he enters the realms that are able to ask questions about perception codes in our consuming society, criticize the serial production in art and culture.

Orlinski uses industrial materials and systems of multiplication and repetition

Richard Orlinski - Jeans, photo via wild galerie kong lion 2015 inception contact black
Richard Orlinski – Jeans, photo via

The Highlight of Richard Orlinski

His well-known crocodile and panther sculptures, as well as his other pieces, seek to reflect the more instinctive and impulsive parts of human nature and refine those impulses through the quest for perfection. The crocodile, an animal from the Mesozoic era, symbolize the ability for survival. His first series were made of resin polished mirror in specific red color and during the time, he experimented with the black, pink, purple and blue with the use of golden leafs, silver projection and injected diamonds. On the other side, panther as a symbol of mystery and sensuality, but the power and speed also, represents the embodiment of the “Born Wild” concept. Faceted like a diamond, this sculpture has a head almost four times larger than real animal.

The “Born Wild” reflects the main values of contemporary style in Europe

Richard Orlinski - Panther Red, photo via contact black
Richard Orlinski – Panther Red, photo via

The Second Best Sale Among French Artists in 2010

Richard Orlinski creates artpieces that act on our impulses and pristine instincts. Questioning the viewer’s perception in front of the piece of art, his sculptures explore the understanding on many different levels, considering the visual impact, popular iconography and instincts. Constantly striving for perfection, Orlinski’s course of transformation from archaic to civilized is determined by the aesthetics of his work. In 2010, he was ranked second best-selling contemporary French artist by Art Price, and two of his works are among the ten largest auctions in 2011. His work has been exhibited at numerous institutions and art fairs around the world, including the Art Elysées art fair, Art Paris art fair, Artiferia in Bologna, INCEPTION Gallery, and Opera Gallery, among others.

Richard Orlinski lives and works in Paris.

The artist is represented by Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, Miami.
Featured image: Richard Orlinski – Artist portrait, 2016, Image copyright of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015UntitledGalerie Perahia, 24 rue dauphine, ParisGroup
2015UntitledVal d'IsèreGroup
2015UntitledInception Gallery, 67 rue Saint Jacques, ParisGroup
2015UntitledGalerie Leadouze 16 av Matignon, ParisGroup
2015UntitledGalerie Bel Air Fine Art, GenèveGroup
2015UntitledGaleries Bartoux Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megève, Courchevel, CannesGroup
2014UntitledGalerie Bel Air Fine Art, GenèveGroup
2014UntitledInception Gallery, 67 rue Saint Jacques, ParisGroup
2014UntitledGalerie A Leadouze, 16 av Matignon, ParisGroup
2014UntitledGaleries Bartoux, Honfleur, St Paul de Vence, Megeve, Courchevel, CannesGroup
2014UntitledGalerie Perahia, 24, rue Dauphine, ParisGroup
2013Untitled Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, Miami Group
2013Untitled Inception Gallery, Paris Group
2013Untitled Hôtel le Royal Monceau, Paris Group
2012Untitled Inception Gallery, Paris Group
2010-2013 Untitled Courchevel (France)Group
2010-2012 Untitled A Leadouze Gallery, Paris Group
2010-2012 Untitled Art Cadre Gallery, Paris Group
2010-2012Untitled Opera Gallery, London and Singapour Group
2010-2012 Untitled Galleries Bartoux, Courchevel and Cannes (France)Group
2010-2011 Untitled Fondation Kneipp, Luxembourg Group
2010-2011 UntitledFouquets Barrière, Champs Elysées, Deauville, Marrakech Group
2010-2011Untitled Galerie Zimmermann & Heitmann, Hambourg, Düsseldorf et Dortmund Group
2010-2011 Untitled Galerie des Lices, Saint Tropez (France)Group
2010-2011 Untitled Place Guy d'Arezzo, Bruxelles Group
2010-2011Untitled Art Elysées, Paris Group
2010-2011 Untitled Château de Pommard, Bourgogne (France)Group
2010-2011 Untitled Galerie des Remparts, Bordeaux (France)Group
2010-2011 Untitled Galerie Alain Daudet, Toulouse (France)Group
2010-2011Untitled Bel Air Fine Art, Genève Group
2008-2009 Untitled Hôtel Metropole, Monaco Group
2008-2009Untitled Alexis Lartigue Gallery, Paris Group
2008-2009Untitled Pulse, New York Group
2008-2009 Untitled Pierre Cardin Gallery, Paris Group
2008-2009 Untitled Artclub Gallery, Paris Group
2008-2009Untitled Art Elysées, Paris Group
2008-2009 Untitled Pascal Lorain Gallery, Paris Group
2008-2009Untitled Happy Art Gallery, Cannes Group
2008-2009 Untitled Maretti Arte Monaco, Monaco Group
2008-2009Untitled Soul Of Asia, Thaïlande Group
2008-2009Untitled Lounge Art Gallery, Bruxelles Group
2008-2009 Untitled Art Partner, Bruxelles Group
2008-2009 Untitled Art Partner, Paris Group
2008-2009 Untitled Opera Gallery, Paris Group
2008-2009Untitled Chabanian Gallery, St Barth Group
2007Untitled Bel Air Fine Art, Genève Group
2007Untitled Artcurial Gallery, Paris Group
2006Untitled Galeria Del sol, MiamiGroup
2006Untitled La Fiac, Paris Group