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.
Octopus Book: the Octopus Chair is the first piece of the Animal Chair collection, and it establishes a base and point of departure for the pieces to come.
Máximo Riera has been a practicing artist for
over thirty years. Whilst predominantly working
in photography, painting and sculpture, he has
also published a collection of poetry. Inspired by
his travel and experiences through Europe and
the Caribbean Islands, Máximo's vibrant use of
colour and evocative attention to detail have been
an inspiration which convey the meaning of his
creations. His work also demonstrates a
predominant influence from abstract
expressionism and the Pop Art movements.
Even though his artistic career was relegated to
a secondary role due to his professional life in
the medical industry, Máximo still organized
several exhibitions and events for his work,
with all proceeds going to charity.
Born in Asturias, Northern Spain, Máximo
has now retired to his studio in Cadiz, where
he paints and sculpts each day.