My name is Ricard Mira, and I am a sculptor.
The technique I like best for making my sculptures is cold forging, that is, cutting, machining, bending and welding iron, in the style of Aragonese sculptor Pablo Gargallo. In fact, although I also use other metals (and even materials such as wood, tiles or stones), I make most of my sculptures by recycling iron scrap from the metalworking industry at Martorelles (in the province of Barcelona), where I live and work. I often use corten steel too, specially for public sculptures, since it gives them an interesting finish.
On this website you will find information on my artistic trajectory, and be able to see a sample of my work. Hope you like it!
Ricard Mira offers a rich, varied descriptive range of figurative monuments, statues, paintings, weathervanes, etc.
Among them, one must single out metal figures made of various materials such as the Monument to Pau Casals, silhouettes of women, skylines, portraits, sport and motorsport (especially motorcycling) scenes.
A special mention must be made of the portrait he made of the Catalan painter Joan Abelló, a cold-forged iron sculpture preserved in the Fundació Municipal Joan Abelló, Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona).
On 7 July 2014, during a ceremony at the Palau de la Generalitat, the Right Honourable President of the Government of Catalonia, Mr. Artur Mas, gave Ricard Mira a Sculptor Master Artisan diploma. The Master Artisan title is the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Catalonia to “artisans who have excelled exceptionally in the exercise of their profession, with a proven career “and has a lifelong character.
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