Ricardo Tena "brucc" (1978, Barcelona,) studied at the school of art and design, La Llotja in Barcelona.
After working in different design studios and travelling around the world, he returned to his home city to focus on developing projects and objects, creating and producing works end to end.
He experimented with different processes and techniques, blacksmithing - as the son of a blacksmith, wood and stone carving.
He found many innovative and creative solutions, developing unique pieces, sometimes as a series, where the main exploration was to find the beautiful conversation and middle point between art and design, which after these years of development has led him to achieve his own recognisable language.
2019 - Collective Exhibition, Galeria Rubén Torres
2019 – COLLECT London Art Fair
2018 – Exhibition, Galeria Rubén Torres. Barcelona Spain
2017 – SWAB Art Fair
2013 – Exhibition in Formista, Barcelona. Spain
Ricardo Tena Chaves "brucc" (1978) studied at the school of art and design, La Llotja in Barcelona.
After working in different design studios, he decided to travel around the world. Back in Barcelona he began to focus on developing projects and objects where he could create and produce end to end works.
The concept of the work draws from the spatial fluidity of contemporary architecture coupled with references from mechanical retro-futurism. The motivation and result aims to get closer to the creation of a liturgical and ceremonial object.
The piece is formed from a series of 126 individual metal rods, 6mm in diameter (measuring a total of approx 140m.) The rods are worked manually and hammered in sections, then welded one by one to get the final shape and extension.