Orpheus 1/8More Works By Richard Tosczak Bronze 2016
28 × 10 × 11 in 71.12 × 25.4 × 27.94 cm$14,000
About Orpheus 1/8This powerful bronze sculpture of a nude male, standing, fists raised above a bowed head is by Canadian artist Richard Tosczak. Known for his beautiful figurative work, Tosczak’s pieces begin with quick gestural pen and ink drawings. This approach allows the artist to capture the spontaneity and emotion of a moment in time. Cast in bronze, this is 1 in an edition of 8.
“The ineffable, vital qualities of the human spirit (is what I’m trying to communicate).” - Richard Tosczak
Born in Belgium, Richard Tosczak studied philosophy and sculpture at the University of Alberta. At that time, Tosczak began working in steel and was influenced by a number of his professors who appreciated the work of a British abstract sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro considered one of the greatest sculptors of his generation. Further studies were pursued in France with another internationally acclaimed classic sculptor, Martine Vaugel. Tosczak has exhibited in Canada, Brazil and in Europe. His work is held in private, public and corporate collections in Canada.