Riccardo Cordero was born in Alba, in the Northern Italian province of Cuneo, in 1942. After studying art at school, he graduated in Sculpture from the Accademy of Fine Arts. He taught at Turin´s First Artistic High School until 1984, and from there on he taught at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, Bologna and Milan. In 1992 he was assigned the Chair of Sculpture at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, where he was Head of Sculpture Department until 2000. Presently he is the President of the Associazione Piemontese Arte in Turin. Since 1960 he exhibited his works in most important national and international art shows . In 2016 he was commissioned by the City of Kluftern – Germany, to build the monumental sculpture in corten steel Energia Vitale and by the City of Haining – China, to make the big sculpture The wonderful tide in the new Sculpture Park, as winner of the Tide Competition.
The dynamicity of the shape seems to lock all the energies coming from it in order not to disperse them in the void. Every structural movement is conceived as a concentration path of mind and body which discover again the mutual need to proceed dialectically towards the total synthesis of the involved elements. Looking at some works dedicated to the symbolic figure of the "meteor" it senses that the dialectic between weight and lightness develops by joining the straight lines and the curvatures which incorporate the coordinate becoming of the rotating shape, real and proper architectonic place where intuitive geometry and sudden ruptures return the hardcore complexity of the primary structure...Adapted from a text by Claudio Cerritelli