Bernard Rives

Bernard Rives

8 fans

Castelldefels (08), Spain
17 works

Working with his own hands has become a way of life for Bernard Rives. Big or small, his scultpures are always as graceful as they are dynamic. Sometimes they're monochrome, sometimes they're chrome and at times, they're both!

A sharp and experienced eye

Born in Carcassonne, France, Bernard Rives spent his childhood in Toulouse. After graduating from high school, he spent three years in Germany while studying at the School of Photography in Cologne. 

After a brief stint as an assistant photographer in Paris, he moved to Barcelona to work in advertisement as a still life photographer. For many years he worked with international companies such as Saatchi, McCann Ericson, Walter Thompson, Publicis, and TBWA just to name a few. 

From photograpy to sculpture

Feeling the need to create using his own two hands, Bernard Rives began to shape small sculptures in modeling clay. His pieces usually took on the form of a female figure. He would later make these into clay or wood. 

For a long time he combined his two artistic activities: photography and sculpture. However, a few years ago, he decided to devote himself exclusively to sculpture, his greatest passion. 

Not long thereafter, his mother entered him into a sculpture competition. To his surprise, he won the Paul Ricard Foundation prize for the very first work he decided to display. He then received funding that allowed him to start forging his first bronze sculptures. 

Self-taught

Main Galleries : De Médicis Paris, Chabanian Annecy, Dolors Junien Barcelona, Alain Dodet Toulouse, Artclub Paris/lyon, Timeless Marbella, Timeless Malmö, Timeless Miami, Corps & âme Nimes, L’oeil du prince Biarritz, Les arts au soleil Saint Tropez .. Etc. etc. etc.

Shows: Antique and Contemporary Art Toulouse / Paris Av Foch, Art3F Montpellier

Monumental Exhibitions: Saint-Tropez / Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi / Toulouse Fair...

Bernard Rives's artwork

Misty   cuivre
Misty cuivre
$1,803
Resin Sculpture (7 x 18 in)
Misty  chrome
Misty chrome
$1,803
Resin Sculpture (7 x 18 in)
Ludwig blanc
Ludwig blanc
$4,451
Resin Sculpture (26 x 19 in)
Ludwig chrome
Ludwig chrome
$4,451
Resin Sculpture (26 x 19 in)
Olé olé  red/black
Olé olé red/black
$1,972
Resin Sculpture (12 x 15 in)
Olé olé chrome
Olé olé chrome
$1,972
Resin Sculpture (12 x 15 in)
Sheruns
Sheruns
$5,578
Mixed media (24 x 15 in)
Scherzo
Scherzo
$8,452
Bronze Sculpture (14 x 24 in)
Heruns
Heruns
$50,711
Mixed media (98 x 91 in)
Chispa
Chispa
$8,452
Bronze Sculpture (19 x 27 in)
Olé olé  L
Olé olé L
$8,790
Mixed media (35 x 39 in)
Miss X
Miss X
$3,324
Mixed media (11 x 15 in)
Jolly jumper
Jolly jumper
$6,649
Mixed media (37 x 28 in)
Olé olé XL
Olé olé XL
Sold
Mixed media (69 x 65 in)
Olé olé  o
Olé olé o
Sold
Resin Sculpture (15 x 12 in)
VoluptÉ
VoluptÉ
Sold
Resin Sculpture (13 x 9 in)
Pig pride
Pig pride
Sold
Resin Sculpture (15 x 16 in)

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