Orlinski in Courchevel
Visual impact and Art power
Critics first discovered Orlinski with his « Crocodile », flagship work of his concept « Born Wild ». For the artist, the crocodile refers to the more archaic part of our brain, the reptilian brain, the seat of our baser instincts, our deeper impulses.
By representing animals, Orlinski expresses his existential quest: dominate savagery, at least soften it by diverting it from its primitive instincts. “When I create, I liberate my positive energy, he confesses, I would like my creations to help people channel their dark thoughts, and transform them in beauty”.
Passionately involved in our time, the artist denounces the shortcomings of our mass consumer society. Echoing to the Pop Art Movement, he finds his inspiration in our environment, wild animals, objects and accessories of everyday life, today icons, which he endeavors to sublime through the magic of Art. Essentially coming from today’s modern materials (resin and aluminum), they can also arise from the traditional nobility of marble, stone, bronze and precious metals.
All of Courchevel and some of its mountaintops will be, during the BORN AWARDS and through out the winter, inhabited by monumental sculptures surprisingly disseminated between sky and snow fields, sometimes at more than 2000 meters high. At the top of the Vizelle (2659 m), the three meters high “Loup Blanc” (The White Woolf) will thrill the skiers at the arrival of the ski lift; as well as the 4,50 meters high “Elephant”, at the top of the Chenus (2240 m). In the course of their walk in the resort, the winterers will discover other sculptures by Richard Orlinski, just as famous and spectacular, such as “Superman”, “The Panther”, “The Eagle”, “The Kong”, made of polished aluminum, “ The White Kong”, “The Dragon”…
« Orlinski in Courchevel » is an exhibition initiated by the Galeries Bartoux, in close cooperation with the Office du Tourisme of Courchevel and the “Société des 3 vallées”.