He began his work in 1972 by creating small realistic figures. Then he studied at art schools in Texas and Madrid. As a sculptor, he first gained experience from the study of classics of the 20th century, such as Hans Arp, Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. But he did not do a lot of sculptures after that.
He also studied the theory of art - general art questions, such as the meaning of the work of art, its content, meaning or mission. In the 1990s Kočí appears in Prague and creates the first wooden sculptures. He prefers sculptures of larger dimensions, he feels it sets him free. A larger format also allows sculpture to fulfill its mission and fill the space, preferably the public space.
Love, sex and money
This sculpture belongs to a group of objects focused on negative space and playing with the way the light passes through them. For this reason, it was conceived for a horizontal position (like most of my sculptures). Richard Kočí adds: “Only at the exhibition in DOX in 2016 we placed it vertically and I found out that I did not mind. The name only refers to the fact that the sculpture is complex, that it is interconnected in various ways – like love, sex and money.”