robert hudson: assemblage sculpture
Robert Hudson part of the Funk movement that overtook Bay Area art in the ‘60s, is again at work after an art hiatus working from his studio in Marin County. He masterfully juggles form, weight, color and texture in an irreverent yet delicate manner. Hudson draws from Dada, Surrealism and Pop influences but injects trompe l'oeil juxtapositions with his found objects, in bright primary colors. His sculptures tend to read like three-dimensional paintings, some actually kinetic.
In light of current eco-art trends, Hudson’s inclusion of industrial detritus has no environmental agenda, he has been doing this for decades-long before the word ecology entered the popular vocabulary. Whatever the meaning, recycled art is always a favorite here at Haute Nature.