Creating your hands has become obvious to Bernard Rives over time. Whether they are small or monumental, his sculptures are read with grace, sometimes monochrome, sometimes chrome, and sometimes both! A seasoned and experienced eye Born in France in France, Bernard Rives spent his youth in Toulouse. After the bac, he left in Germany to take the courses of the Cologne Stattero School of Photography for 3 years. After a brief training stay in Paris as a photographer assistant, he moved to Barcelona as a photographer of still lifes advertising and works for many years with international advertising agencies: Saatchi, McCann Ericson, Walter Thompson, Publicis, TBWA etc … From photography to sculpture In addition, feeling the need to create his hands, Bernard Rives begins to shape small sculptures in plasticine. His pieces often represent the female bodies which he later goes into clay or wood. For a long time, Bernard Rives combined his two artistic activities. A few years ago, he decided to devote himself exclusively to his greatest passion, sculpture. One year, his mother enrolled him in a sculpture competition. To his surprise, he won the first prize of the Paul Ricard Foundation for his first work exhibited. He then won a beautiful sum which allows him to melt his first bronzes.