Richard Orlinski has been the biggest selling contemporary French artist in the world since 2015. He began his artistic career in 2004 and created his first work, a bright red resin crocodile, which soon became an iconic piece in the sculptor’s bestiary.
The artist took inspiration from pop culture, everyday objects, popular things. Richard Orlinski soon developed new sculptures, often of animals, all symbols of freedom, power and passion. The result: electrifying works of art, in pop colours and a faceted style, that would be seen all around the world.
Exhibiting his works, often of spectacular dimensions, in unusual places and the great outdoors soon became his signature.
Driven by the desire to democratise art by making it accessible to the masses, Richard Orlinski takes an interest in all means of expression and his art knows no boundaries. He was made an Officer for the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin in 2021. With nearly 3 million followers on Instagram, Richard Orlinski has brought together a very engaged community of art-lovers and enthusiasts. This is undeniably a great source of inspiration for the artist, who gives 100% to every one of his projects. “I deeply believe in the power of art (…) Often people do not dare to push the door of a gallery or a museum, so I make sure that the museum comes to them!”