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Rude Calderon

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Danzante
Danzante, 2008 Rock Barium and New Mexico Onyx 16" X 10" X 7" © Rude Calderon 2008
Ascendance
Ascendance, 2007 Limestone and Verde Calif Marble 18” X 7” X 7” © Rude Calderon 2007
Upon_the_mount
Upon the Mount, 2007 Carrara Marble and Mojave Basalt 13” X 17” X 8” © Rude Calderon 2007
Soul_s_journey
Soul's Journey, 2008 Calif Alabaster and Baja Onyx 13” X 10” X 8” © Rude Calderon 2008
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Primordial Flame, 2010 Utah Calcite and Kansas Post Limestone 77" X 10" X 10" © Rude Calderon 2010
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Primordial Flame, 2010 Utah Calcite and Kansas Post Limestone 77" X 10" X 10" © Rude Calderon 2010
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Liberation, 2010 NM Alabaster, Baja Onyx Travertine and 24k Gilded Stainless Steel 24.5" X 12" X 9" © Rude Calderon 2010
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Liberation (side), 2010 NM Alabaster, Baja Onyx Travertine and 24k Gilded Stainless Steel 24.5" X 12" X 9" © Rude Calderon 2010
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The Journey, 2010 Calif. Alabaster and Calif. Verde Marble 15" X 19" X 7" © Rude Calderon 2010
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Despertar (Awkening), 2010 Limestone, Sandstone, and Gold Gilded Stainless Steel 13.25" X 8." X 6" © Rude Calderon 2010
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Sukia, 2008 New Mexico Onyx, Sandstone, Belgian Marble, Oil Painted Stainless Steel. 13" X 9" X 7.5" © Rude Calderon 2008
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Redemption, Our Song, 2007 New Mexico Travertine, Kansas Limestone, Arizona Sandtone (flagstone), Belgium Black Limestone and Calicatta Marble Variable © Rude Calderon 2007
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Redemption, Our Song (detail), 2007 New Mexico Travertine, 61” X 15” X 14” © Rude Calderon 2007
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Redemption, Our Song (detail), 2007 Arizona Sandstone (flagstone) Sandtone 56” X 8” X 12” © Rude Calderon 2007
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Redemption, Our Song (detail), 2007 Calicatta Marble. 63” X 9” X 15” © Rude Calderon 2007
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Redemption, Our Song (detail), 2007 Belgium Black Limestone 72" X 12" X 12" © Rude Calderon 2007
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Redemption, Our Song (detail), 2007 Kansas Post Limestone 62.5” X 8” X 13.5”
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Presence of Being, 2008 California Marble, Calcite, Oil Painted Stainless Steel. 24" X 8.5" X 7.5" © Rude Calderon 2008
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Presence of Being, 2008 California Marble, Calcite, Oil Painted Stainless Steel. 24" X 8.5" X 7.5" © Rude Calderon 2008
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Illumination
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Costa Rica
Lives in
Long Beach
Works in
City of Ventura
Representing galleries
The Art Art Project, Frank Pictures Gallery
Tags
arts-education installation abstract, figurative, sculpture, conceptual
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.