Born in France 1960, French sculptor Mauro Corda lives and works in France. As a sculptor, Mauro Corda is sensitive to color. He not only uses the most diverse patinas, but he also applies silver, gilding and paint to his bronzes. Starting from the same color sensitivity, Corda has gone on to other materials than bronze with his intense relationship with the human body: cast in aluminum and iron, carved in marble, made of stained glass, terra cotta, lead, resin, monuments polychrome, wax, his torsos, faces and bizarrely tied-up contortionists’ bodies captivate instantly.
But the material experiments lead back to Corda’s central theme: to portray persons in the most diverse roles, environments, and situations. Mauro Corda’s expressiveness is too strong for just one material. He will redo his bronze bust of an Asian girl in ceramic, because it will let him illuminate aspects of her essence that remain hidden in bronze.
These works, products of his profuse imagination and impeccable craft, make one think about how the inner is determined by the outer, without the artist saying a single word.
Sculptures of Mauro Corda offer a visual exchange that questions the spectator insistently. A continual dialogue between revealing space and man, not limited to his aesthetic representation.
Mauro Corda has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Opera Gallery, Miami and at the Opera Gallery, Paris.