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Sculptures

Here is a selection of my work. Click to enlarge.


Recent Work

Aida’s Profile

43×34×13 cm
Iron
2016

Model: Aida Gutiérrez


Andrea’s Profile

56×28×16 cm
Iron
2016

Model: Andrea Cebrián


Bust of Jesus Christ

70×30×40 cm
Iron
2016




Martina’s Profile

38×24×13 cm
Iron
2016

Model: Martina Maseras


2016 Don Quixote

35×30×30 cm
Iron
2016




Josep Blanch

45×19×20 cm
Iron
2015

Model: Josep Blanch



Alpacca Jewelry


Mònica’s Profile

46×22×24 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Mònica Boixader


Aida Dancing

34×18×12 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Aida Gutiérrez


Mercè’s Bust

43×32×10 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Mercè Tuxuera


Mònica’s Bust

35×22×26 cm
Iron
2014

3rd prize at 43rd Saló Anual d’Art
organized by Reial Cercle Artístic,
Barcelona (2012). Model: Mònica Boixader.

Swan

32×22×12 cm
Iron
2014




Empty Montse’s Profile

24×32×14 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Montse López Cuní


Olga’s Bust

53×22×15 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Olga Núñez


Horte the Partier

46×20×19 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Alba’s Torso

33×15×10 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Alba Muñoz Moreno


Montse’s Profile

38×15×16 cm
Iron
2014

Model: Montse López Cuní


Judith with Hair Pulled Back

33×24×17 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Judith Vizcarra


Daiva the Pretty Lithuanian

44×18×15 cm
Iron, brass and copper
2013

Model: Daiva Klimaite


Berta Reclining

36×12×12 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Berta Gelonch


Aida Holding her Panties

38×20×10 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Aida Gutiérrez


Berta Waiting

30×20×12 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Berta Gelonch


Aida under the Palm Tree

43×18×16 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Aida Gutiérrez


Berta Combing her Hair

25×10×6 cm
Iron
2013

Model: Berta Gelonch



Critique of art

Beautiful Woman from Jérica

48×25×30 cm
Iron, copper and brass
2006

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


The expressiveness of Ricard Mira’s sculptures stems very much from his combination of fullness and emptiness, quite often making use of undulating plates that confer dynamism on his figures and suggest some elasticity in contrast with the consistency of metal itself. Thus he plays with the viewer’s perception, who, in front of three-dimensional pieces, can find volumes evoked in the lack of matter.

In perfect agreement with the gracefulness of profiles and bodies, he also occasionally plays with the light shed on metals, conferring on them warmth and interesting variations of color shades.

At the same time, this endows the sculptor’s works with the lyricism, plasticity and elegance that characterize his productions, mostly devoted to the human and animal figure of vernacular tradition.

The sinuous and polished lines, and the purity of forms, sometimes contrast with the rawness and carelessness of finishes, a certainly personal hint again pointing to the artist’s tendency to contrasts in unity.

Tania Alba
Art Historian


Aida Sunbathing

56×28×30 cm
Iron
2012

1st prize at 41st Saló Anual d’Art
organized by Reial Cercle Artístic,
Barcelona (2012). Model: Aida Gutiérrez.

Mònica

35×20×28 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Mònica Boixader


Big Horte from Behind

58×35×12 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Big Horte Stretching

55×20×10 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Alba

37×30×20 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Alba Muñoz Moreno


Jessica

32×20×10 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Jessica Mira Moreno


Jessica Reclining

36×20×22 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Jessica Mira Moreno


Horte’s Empty Profile

20×21×15 cm
Iron
2012

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Dancer

40×26×6 cm
Iron
2012




Sorolla

70×40×48 cm
Rusty iron
2010

Portrait of Valencian painter
Joaquim Sorolla
(1863-1923)

Woman

27×10×7 cm
Iron
2009




Jérica Skyline

70×48×20 cm
Iron
2009




Racer

38×24×10 cm
Iron
2009




Woman from Behind

28×14×12 cm
Iron
2009




Don Quixote

30×19×19 cm
Iron
2009




Weathervane for Amparo

100×90×70 cm
Iron
2009





Critique on Horte’s Bust

Horte’s Bust

45×33×34 cm
Iron
2010

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


The title is short for Hortensia, the name of a model frequently used by him and who is for him a source of creativity and inspiration.

In this work we find reflected many of the characteristics of the artist’s plasticity and expressiveness, in which the plastic representation of a space, even simply of a particular object fixed at a momentary and specific point in time, declares itself as the primordial essence of his sculptures. Ricard Mira researches and plays with “fullness” and “emptiness” as if with “day” and “night”, or yin and yang. Subtle, delicate wavy sheets convey to the viewer feelings of dynamism and movement, causing a perception of elasticity in clear contrast with the stiffness of the material used. A lively and personal spirit flows from his hands that gives us a vital, nuanced work softened by this elegant dynamism, thus producing a perfect balance in the composition’s end result.

The consequence is a balanced, mature, three-dimensional work, an object with a life of its own. It is just along these lines that we find, in my opinion, the main bases of its concept.

Josep Fèlix Bentz
Art Historian


Horte Looking in the Mirror

100×60×60 cm
Iron, copper, brass and stainless steel
2008

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Horte with Hair in the Wind

40×35×12 cm
Iron
2008

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Fertility

174×30×28 cm
Iron
2008

Model: Montse López Cuní


Asha

44×16×36 cm
Iron
2008

Model: Asha the cat


Pensive Horte

48×28×20 cm
Iron
2008

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Cock

48×35×25 cm
Iron
2007




Horte Combing her Hair

90×54×60 cm
Iron
2007

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Daiva

45×30×20 cm
Iron
2006

Model: Daiva Klimaite


Daiva with Golden Hair

48×30×22 cm
Iron and brass
2006

Model: Daiva Klimaite


Horte with Ponytail

45×32×20 cm
Iron
2006

Model: Horte Vivas Peiró


Daiva in Profile

50×30×22 cm
Iron
2006

Model: Daiva Klimaite


The Hug

50×12×12 cm
Iron
2006




Resting

35×22×18 cm
Iron
2006




Couple in Positive

45×15×15 cm
Iron
2006




Couple in Negative

45×15×15 cm
Iron
2006




Cock Weathervane

100×80×70 cm
Iron
2006




Flamenco Dancer

40×12×15 cm
Iron
2005




Jota Dancers

70×80×20 cm
Iron
2006

The models are José María Escusa
and Horte Vivas Peiró.

Traditional Woman from Jérica

60×25×12 cm
Iron
2005




Saint George

40×38×20 cm
Iron, copper and brass
2004




To Master Joan Abelló

55×32×24 cm
Iron
2003

Bust of Catalan painter Joan Abelló.
It is located in Museu Abelló
at Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona).

Pubilla with Earring

45×32×15 cm
Iron and brass
2000




Last Supper

70×30×20 cm
Iron
2000





Museums

The Goodbye

30×18×12 cm
Iron
2003

It is located at the
Museum of the Americas
(Florida, United States).

The museums preserving some of Ricard Mira’s works are:

  • Museu d’Art Brut, Barcelona
  • Museum of the Americas, at Florida (United States)
  • Museu Abelló Fundació Municipal d’Art, at Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona)
  • Col·lecció-Museu Garreta-Rovira, at Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona).

Also, there are many private collections holding works by Ricard Mira, among others the following: Antoni Font, Jaume Forés “Calet”, Carme Marín, Josep Marín, Jordi Mas, Josep Masats, Amparo Pérez, Jaume Rifà.

Jaume Rifà
Local History Scholar