(UK, B. 1954)
Height: 19 3/4" (50 cm)
Conceived in 2012 and carved in 2017
Richard Hudson is a British sculptor renowned for his organic artistic language, which is translated into polished steel and bronze sculpture.
Hudson was born in 1957 in Yorkshire. As the artist himself recalls, his relationship with art started at a young age. It was his ‘artist mother’ who opened his ‘eyes to the true organic wonders of the world’ during their walks in the English countryside. Such an encounter sits at the core of Hudson’s interest in nature’s ever-changing landscapes as sources of inspiration, linking his work to that of the modernist, Yorkshire-born artist Henry Moore.
Having travelled extensively in his youth, Hudson approached sculpture at a relatively mature age. The achievement of his perfectly synthetized symmetries and geometries is the result of a painstaking formal research through the manipulation of clay, demonstrating the skilful mastering of his modelling skills.
By devising such forms, Hudson channels the fluidity of natural changes; in the artist’s own words, the ‘flux, shape and movement of billions of particles that nature draws together from their unbridled chaos to create beauty.’ Interestingly, his work is not only inspired by nature, but it also befits it, as his critically acclaimed, monumental installations outdoors demonstrate.
Hudson, Tear, ‘Beyond Limits’ at Chatsworth House, Sotheby’s 2017 Exhibition
Hudson’s career has spanned across Europe, the UK, the USA as well as Asia and South America. His sculptures are currently part of important public and private collections, such as the Esbaluard Museum of Modern Art in Mallorca, Spain, and that of the Baron Bentink-Thyssen.