Pouring Vessel in bronze

Pouring Vessel made in 1986 is now in 2014, cast into bronze.

The edition number is 3/8.

ht. 140 cm   w. 66 cm   d. 66 cm   wt. 116 kilos.

This sculpture can be seen at the Time and Life Building, Bruton Street, Mayfair, London

and will later be on exhibition at HayHill Gallery, 35 Baker St. London W1.

+44(0)207 486 6006       info@hayhill.com

In the Chapter House

I have selected several images that formed part of the Road to Canterbury exhibition for those who missed the event.

Waiting in the Chapter House

Black Moonboat in the Chapter House

Three of the Sculptures in the Chapter House

Pouring Vessels in the Chapter House

Early Sculptures in the Chapter House

Deposition at Midnight in the Chapter House

Ancient Princess in the Chapter House

White Spaceframes in the Chapter House

“The Road to Canterbury” exhibition

I selected fifteen sculptures and set them out on a personal journey as propositions in the language of sculpture.

The overwhelming response to the exhibition was that, not only did it work but it was both convincing and meaningful as a memorable statement.

Head of Henry Moore

Roland Piché ‘s latest sculpture Head of Henry Moore was triggered by his recent visit to the Moore/Rodin exhibition at Much Hadham and is the latest of a series of portrait heads. It can be viewed Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd May 2015 at La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1 4UY as part of the Society of Portrait Sculptors annual exhibition.

 

Head of Rodin by Roland Piché

Roland Piché ‘s Head of Rodin illustrated a  study day about  Auguste Rodin on  18th June 2013 at Gallery in the Garden, Great Saling, Essex. The following is an extract from an entertaining  talk on the legacy of Rodin’s work.

” You also have stood with your bare feet in the soft mud and felt it ooze between your toes and squeezed the stuff of life in your hands and felt it respond, as Rodin has done. Who has not held dry sand in their hands and let the grains fall through their fingers and not detected something so simple and so profound that would seem to belong to another language and world?  Who has not felt the light of the hot sun and its warmth dry ones wet body into delight as Rodin has also done?  Who has not looked into the sun as if into ‘ the eyes of God ‘ and not been consumed by the experience of  ’oneness’?  When in this  state and condition,  one is unable to see the world and can only turn ones back against the sun to see the wonders of this world in all its colours. With its details illuminated before us in all their splendour, who cannot be moved? ”

 

 

 

Roland Piché at the Moore Rodin exhibition

The bringing together of these two major figures not only reveals the origin of modern sculpture but provides a gifted opportunity to see what unites and divides them.

Roland Piché…

Roland Piché in the Sculpture School at the Royal College of Art, Kensington in 1964.

What a space!

 

 

The exhibition ” The Road to Canterbury ” opened in the Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral on Tues.15th Oct and ran until Wed 6th Nov.2013.This was the original draft image proposal for the exhibition as used in the exhibition catalogue.

The success of this event depended on how the sculpture would be perceived in this place of dim light and special atmosphere.

 

Self Portrait 2000

David Bailey Photographs Roland Piche

For Vogue Magazine.

Piché at Colchester

From press in the 1980s

“The recent work is concerned with the disintegration and reintegration of forms in space. By using punctuation points within the structure of the sculptures  parallels are formed between the gravity-contained planetary bodies and the meaning and origin of life on earth.”

The artist at work 1967

The Observer, 1966

Marlborough Fine Arts

“Piché was the odd man out at the ‘New Generation’ show of sculpture held at the Whitechapel in 1965 – this was so for all kinds of reasons, but chiefly because he rejected the clean cut, rather mechanistic look and went for something much more organic, even visceral.”

Mr Piche’s unusual feat

From The Times Diary, 1960s

“To plunge more or less straight from the Royal College of Art to a one-man show in Old Bond Street at the New London Gallery is an unusual feat, and 27 year old sculptor Roland Piché, who opened there yesterday, admits that he is feeling a suitable humility.

He is not, however, worried at following Francis Bacon’s recent superb exhibition there: people are always seeing affinities with Bacon in his work, and he is happy to follow in he steps of the master.”