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Rude Calderon

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Birthplace
Costa Rica

Lives in
Long Beach

Works in
City of Ventura

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, figurative, arts-education installation abstract

Statement

Rude Calderón was born into a family of artists and sculptors in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he spent the first seven years of his life. His family emigrated with him to Los Angeles, California in 1964 where he has remained all his life. Rude’s father apprenticed and worked in his uncle Manuel Zuñiga's sculpture studio from his youth to early twenties. Much of this knowledge and tradition was passed on to his son Rude from an early age.

 

Calderon's art explores the aesthetic manifestations of our cognitive world, as it seems tobe informed by unending waves of energy and consciousness in nature. His respect for the materials is borne of his recognition of their intrinsic natural beauty and dynamism. Stone sculpture, for this very reason is the major focus of his creative work. Both public art and studio art are of importance to his ongoing body of works.

Recent Exhibits

Rude Calderon participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2011 Hanging Gardens
Beacon Arts Building
 
Jul, 2011 Beacon Arts Presents
 TEL-ART-PHONE (Closing)
Beacon Arts Building
 
May, 2011 TeL-ART-PHONE
Beacon Arts Building
 
Aug, 2009 The Politics of Green
Artist Union Gallery
 
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