Bernard Rives

Bernard Rives

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46 fans

Castelldefels (08), Spain
20 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

Fan fan ambre
Fan fan ambre
$1,119
Resin Sculpture (22 x 38 cm)
Fanfan or
Fanfan or
$1,119
Resin Sculpture (22 x 38 cm)
Fan fan arg
Fan fan arg
$1,119
Resin Sculpture (22 x 38 cm)
Heruns
Heruns
$35,349
Mixed media (250 x 230 cm)
Olé olé XL
Olé olé XL
$35,349
Mixed media (175 x 165 cm)
Misty   cuivre
Misty cuivre
$1,885
Resin Sculpture (18 x 45 cm)
Misty chrome
Misty chrome
$1,885
Resin Sculpture (18 x 45 cm)
Ludwig blanc
Ludwig blanc
$4,654
Resin Sculpture (66 x 49 cm)
Ludwig chrome
Ludwig chrome
$4,654
Resin Sculpture (66 x 49 cm)
Olé olé  red/black
Olé olé red/black
$2,062
Resin Sculpture (30 x 37 cm)
Olé olé chrome
Olé olé chrome
$2,062
Resin Sculpture (30 x 37 cm)
Olé olé o
Olé olé o
$2,062
Resin Sculpture (37 x 30 cm)
Sheruns
Sheruns
$5,833
Mixed media (60 x 38 cm)
Scherzo
Scherzo
$8,837
Bronze Sculpture (36 x 61 cm)
Chispa
Chispa
$8,837
Bronze Sculpture (47 x 69 cm)
Olé olé  L
Olé olé L
$9,191
Mixed media (90 x 98 cm)
Pig pride
Pig pride
$2,003
Resin Sculpture (38 x 40 cm)
Jolly jumper
Jolly jumper
$6,952
Mixed media (94 x 70 cm)
Volupté
Volupté
Sold
Resin Sculpture (32 x 22 cm)
Miss X
Miss X
Sold
Mixed media (27 x 39 cm)

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