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Creating polished works from marble, wood, steel, and bronze, Richard Hudson reinvents familiar sculptural tropes and addresses the evolving notion of beauty. A childhood steeped in nature left Hudson with an appreciation for organic forms, and so his sculptures are marked by fluid, pared-down human forms, also inspired by artists such as Henry Moore, Jean Arp, and Constantin Brancusi. Exploring and evaluating Western sculpture, Hudson puts a modern twist on beauty with surrealist forms that are simultaneously abstract and referential. Hudson believes that concepts of beauty are a reflection of the human condition, and are etched into the human psyche. Using a range of materials in a hands-on process and traditional techniques, Hudson’s sculptures are at once totemic and fetishistic, phallic and feminine, addressing ideas of money, power, and sexuality.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Stafford Exhibition 2020Tanya Baxter Contemporary
2016
Summer Group ShowLeila Heller Gallery
Richard Hudson: New SculpturesLeila Heller Gallery
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Emancipation, 2009

Polished bronze
23 3/5 × 11 4/5 × 5 7/10 in
59.9 × 30 × 14.5 cm
Edition 3/9 + 3AP
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Dubai, New York
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Medium

Creating polished works from marble, wood, steel, and bronze, Richard Hudson reinvents familiar sculptural tropes and addresses the evolving notion of beauty. A childhood steeped in nature left Hudson with an appreciation for organic forms, and so his sculptures are marked by fluid, pared-down human forms, also inspired by artists such as Henry Moore, Jean Arp, and Constantin Brancusi. Exploring and evaluating Western sculpture, Hudson puts a modern twist on beauty with surrealist forms that are simultaneously abstract and referential. Hudson believes that concepts of beauty are a reflection of the human condition, and are etched into the human psyche. Using a range of materials in a hands-on process and traditional techniques, Hudson’s sculptures are at once totemic and fetishistic, phallic and feminine, addressing ideas of money, power, and sexuality.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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