Calendar 1995

Cordero 1995

The artist's sculptures, photographed in relation the world's main cities of fine arts, accompany Burgo and the company's customers through the paper manufacturer's 90th year.


Riccardo Cordero

Born in Alba (Cuneo) in 1942, Riccardo Cordero studied art at college and at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts where he was awarded a diploma in sculpture in 1965. He has been head of the Sculpture Department at the Academy since 1992.
Over 30 years of sculpturing, rich in acknowledgements and both public and private commissions that have led the artist to change his expressive register on more than one occasion, though always remaining true to his creative freedom.
An important player on the innovative artistic scene he has also collaborated with the Turin based cultural association known as "the Salto del Salmone".
An article written in a 1988 catalogue gives us an idea of Cordero’s past quests "(...)I craved to break free, to discover a new dimension(...) I needed to look for new materials that would work better. (...) This is how I came to use plywood (...), which I like because it can be seen as both an intermediate and a final phase. These sculptures are finished but a subsequent fusion in bronze could also be a possibility, as when they were designed I had thought of them as being located in the open; and positioning of an object is of vital importance(...)."
His main national and international exhibitions at the beginning of his career include: the 1966 Sonsbeek Biennual in Holland, the III International Sculpture Exhibition held in the Pagani di Legnano, where Cordero also exhibited his works the following year and in 1969, the San Fedel award in Milan, the IV International Design award at Torre Pellice and the Cinque exhibition in Turin held at the Galleria Caleidoscopio di Padova. In 1970 Paolo Fossati remarked on Coredo in the Bolaffi Catalogne.
His works, often of great size though far from the rhetoric and artistic conventionalism of statues and monuments, reside in various cities of the world and include: the Rotazione coordinata in Turin’s Pellerina park, sculpted in1992, the Grande Ferro, sculpted in 1993 at the Lookout Sculture Foundation, Pensylvania, the Fontana sculpted in 1994 for Turin's Cenisia Park, Stoccarda in 1994 and Chakra in 1998. Stockholm since 1995, Grande Segno at the Congress Palace of Alba and Presenza since 1998 and Chakra in 1998.
New sculptures as of 2000 at the recent giant of 2005 - 2006 include Chakra for Piazza Galimberti in Turin, Meteora at he Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia in Asti, Meteora for the Shanghai Sculpture Park and Cometa for the Sculpture Park in Taiwan.
Riccardo Cordero