Sculptor Richard Hudson was born in 1954 in Yorkshire, England. A prolific artist, Hudson creates partially abstracted re-inventions of familiar sculptural tropes. Hudson’s hands-on relationship with his diverse materials – most often marble, wood, steel or bronze – produces organic, polished work that is at once timeless and contemporary. Exploring the canon of Western sculpture and changing approaches to beauty, Hudson’s smooth and sensual sculptures concern not only the fields of art and art history but also psychology, anthropology and philosophy. Hudson’s sculptures, which range in size from miniature to monumental, employ exaggeration and even humor to veil underlying essences of form and beauty.
Drawing inspiration from sculptors such as Henry Moore, Jean Arp and Constantin Brancusi, Hudson’s refined and dynamic work is frequently emblematic of the human figure. His free imaginations of form, often executed in reflective surfaces that create surreal images of the surrounding environment, frequently hint at interpretation through their titles alone. His sculptures often connote female power, femininity and fertility.
Hudson lives and works in Madrid. He has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in galleries around the world. He has exhibited in Beijing, China; Leeds, England; London, England; Dallas, Texas; Marbella, Spain; Valencia, Spain; and Mallorca, Spain.