Patrick Laroche is both a Sculptor and a Designer.
In 1997 he receives the title of the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" in the category "Sculptor" for his hand-carved children bust in Carrara marble. He is now a member of the Jury.
Patrick Laroche's professional career began in 1985 in Brussels, Belgium, through the meeting with the sculptor Roger De Jonckheere, First Prize of Rome. Mr. De Jonckheere trained Patrick Laroche as his successor from 1985 to 1997. During this period, he practices the classical techniques of sculpture such as marble carving, the technique of molding, enlargements, and reduction of models. He learned to create his works with the help of a pointing machine, a method used by famous sculptural practitioners such as August Rodin.
In 1996, Patrick Laroche set up his studio in the Jean-Félix Hap garden in Brussels where he creates the majority of his classical marble sculptures.
During his sculptor career, Patrick Laroche produces several works for the Réunion des Musées Nationaux as well as the Louvre, for which he produces a model based on the original Victory of Samothrace in 1995. Two years later in 1997, he produces an enlargement of the bas-reliefs of the Fountain of the Innocents by the artist Jean Goujon for the Réunion des Musées Nationaux. In 1998, the artist created a sculpture of Jean-Jacques Rousseau for the city of Montmorency and a bust of the actor Philippe Léotard for the Roman Theatre of Fréjus in France, commissioned by the Réunions des Musées Nationaux.
Patrick Laroche has also worked on archaeological projects such as casts and reductions of the 8-meter-high statues of Apollo, Artemis, and Leto in Claros for the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey in 1991.
In 1992, Patrick Laroche collaborates with the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to design and create models for the French fashion house Chanel.
Most recently in 2014, he is selected for designing and realizing the trophy for the international sailing competition "Route du Rhum".
Patrick Laroche's contemporary work is distinguished by colorful and oversized Vegetables. In 2010, the artist launches "Vegetables", a collection combining sensuality, a keen sense of observation, and surrealism.
From 2011 to 2012, his contemporary works "Vegetables" are installed at the Pont Alexandre III, Les Invalides, and Place Charles-de-Gaulle in Paris, France.
In 2011, he exhibits on the sidelines of the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris at the Boulevard Raspail in Saint-Germain.
In 2015 his iconic creations are exhibited at the World Expo in Milan for the French Pavilion.
Architecture and design are never far from the artist's thoughts.
In 2020, the sculptor launched his interior design collection inspired by mythology and animal patterns. As a result, he combines marble, bronze, alabaster and gold, always with the aim of creating unique and unconventional pieces.
His work is regularly exhibited in Europe, the United States, Canada, Africa, and Asia. In the United States, his pieces were exhibited at Art New York, Art Miami, and L.A. Art Show. Some of his works are part of permanent collections in Barcelona & Madrid in Spain, Poznan in Poland, and Toronto in Canada. Patrick Laroche also received numerous awards and is regularly exhibited in galleries, museums, private collections, and international art fairs.