8001 S Orange Blossom Tr.
Orlando, FL 32809
5:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013
Galleries | Art
Come witness inspiration take shape as renowned artist Lladró will demonstrate how one of his creations is born, Friday, April 26th at European Gallery at the Florida Mall in Orlando.
Come meet the artist behind the new limited edition piece, A true friend, a poetic and sculptural creation portraying the delicate beauty of a young lady and her elegant horse.
As a gift with any Lladró purchase, you will receive a set of folded note cards inspired by the beautiful piece. Ten white envelopes are also included.
From April 18th through April 29th, Lladró admirers in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Louisiana, New York, Florida and California will be able to experience the process of creation of a Lladró sculpture at a series of events consisting of a live demonstration by Alfredo Llorens, an experienced sculptor from The City of Porcelain in Valencia, Spain, where all the Lladró pieces are created.
The events will be the presentation of Alfredo Llorens’ limited edition creation, A true friend, a poetic and sculptural creation portraying the delicate beauty of a young lady and her elegant horse.
The sculpture, limited to 3,000 units, is charged with a certain dreamlike quality, achieved in part through the serenity of the lady’s expression and her beautiful long hair. The elegant anatomy of the horse’s head is depicted with full attention to detail. Also worth highlighting in the piece is the orchid decorating the lady’s hair, a rare flower within the Lladró catalog.
Each event will recreate the work environment of the sculptor, and he will be available to answer any questions regarding the process of sculpting, the technical challenges, the creativity, the inspiration, etc.
About the Artist
After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with a major in Sculpture, Alfredo Llorens began his artistic career as a poster illustrator. In 1994, at the age of 25, he received a three year scholarship at the Lladró School of Art. Since 1997 he has formed part of the brand’s team of sculptors.
Alfredo is passionate about sculpture, so much so that he spends his free time modelling. His work has been seen in exhibitions on various occasions. At the current moment, his work is on permanent display at various institutions and at the Campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Alfredo Llorens is the author of the new limited edition A true friend, the piece he is going to model during his tour in the United States. He has also created emblematic Lladró figurines, like Santa’s midnight ride or A regal steed. He is also the sculptor of some pieces of pure lines and synthesized modelling showing the new brand’s aesthetic paths like Movement Collection or A mother’s embrace.
Among all the works he has created, Alfredo feels a special connection with creations based on different cultures. When recreating works depicting these themes, the sculptor always undertakes a meticulous prior process of investigation of texts and illustrations, in order to be as faithful as possible to the original source of inspiration.