Want to seat like a King? How about the realistic animal chair collection by artist and sculptor Máximo Riera of Asturias, Northern Spain. Riera’s Animalistic chair collection is composed of the Octopus chair, Rhino, Walrus, Elephant, Beetle and Whale chairs.
I’m alarmed by the established rules, normality and standards which produce the mediocrity so often mistaken for success in our society. We are not the ones who decide whether this or that is good, beautiful, bad or ugly, but rather these decisions are forced upon us through a value system which appears deftly indisputable. Rebel, and decide for yourself, even though your path is blocked by millions of people who have been uniformly convinced of an opposing idea. Take your own decisions, and prudently defend your decisions only for as long as your misguided opponent merits. ~ Máximo Riera
The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing. ~ Máximo Riera
Máximo Riera is not only a sculptor but also a photographer, publisher and an artist. Influenced by abstract expressionism and the Pop Art movements, and inspired by his travels throughout Europe and the Caribbean Islands, lively and dynamic colors are visible on Máximo Riera’s paintings and artworks. Although he’s retired, Riera still paints and sculpts in his studio at Cadiz, Spain.
For more of Riera’s Animal Chair Collection and paintings, visit www.maximoriera.com