Richard Tosczak is a Belgian-born, Edmonton-based figurative sculptor and painter. He studied philosophy and modernist sculpture, working in steel, at the University of Alberta. Richard pursued further artistic training in the Loire Valley with Martine Vaugel, first director of figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art. Richard’s creative work is rooted in the expressiveness of the human form. In his current practice he uses quick pen and ink figure studies as source material for sculptures and larger works on canvas. In this mode of exploration, sculptures are modelled exclusively from a single drawing and canvases are layered with images of one or more figures.
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