Mauro Corda is a French sculptor of Italian origin born in Lourdes, France in 1960.
As a sculptor, Corda is sensitive to colour. He not only uses the most diverse patinas, but he also applies chrome, silver, gilding and paint to his bronzes. Starting from the same colour sensitivity, Corda has gone on the other materials than bronze. He has cast sculptures in aluminium and iron. And as he regularly spends time in the Italian Pietrasanta, he also works in marble and terra cotta. It is astonishing to see how this wizard sculptor commands the diverse techniques necessary for the varied material applications.
But the material experiments lead back to Corda’s central theme: to portray persons in the most diverse roles, environments, and situations. The sculptor’s expressiveness is too strong for just one material. He will redo his bronze bust of an Asian girl in ceramic, because it will let him illuminate aspects of her essence that remain hidden in bronze. A white marble fist, in positive and negative form, has something gentle, while aluminium male torso takes on an almost divine radiance.