Arcobaleno (Rainbow in English) is the new bronze statue becoming part of the Artistic Walk after being exhibited during the biennial exhibition ‘The Universe of Riccardo Cordero’.

The artist explains that his sculpture (generally speaking) is “not a monument that people approach and turn to look at from different angles, but that it is practicable and that people physically enter and in which they can see unusual spaces and perspectives”. He asserts that the rigorous and abstract forms of his works intersect with natural elements and that the human mind unconsciously completes figures that are deliberately left incomplete.

Figures of the sculpture

Sculpture's name:
Riccardo Cordero
220x230x60 cm

Biography of the artist

Riccardo Cordero was born in 1942 in Alba in the province of Cuneo (Italy). In 1965 he graduated with honours in sculpture from the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. He began his career as a teacher at the Liceo Artistico in Turin. He later held the chair of sculpture at the School of Sculpture at the same academy until 2002. Besides lecturing and teaching, he has always worked as a sculptor with a preference for metal, steel and bronze. From the 1970s onwards, his artistic activity increased nationally and internationally. Noteworthy among his many works are «Disarticolare un cerchio» (Disarticulating a circle) and «Chakra», both of which are exhibited in Turin, the city where Cordero creates and works. In 1993, he was asked by the Lookout Foundation in Pennsylvania, USA, to create a large iron work in the foundation’s sculpture park. Inspired by this experience, he enthusiastically resumed the design of scale works on this return to his homeland. 2005 marked a turning point in his career. He was invited to Guilin in China to create his first work in Corten steel entitled «Comet», which was installed in the Shanghai Sculpture Park. 2021, he was one of the winners of the competition launched in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics and was commissioned to create the 17-metre high sculpture entitled «New ET».