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Rudy R. Gonzales

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Sculptor

Phone: (505) ***-****  HQ Phone
Rudy R. Gonzales
26B No Trespassing Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
United States

Company Description: women, nudes, torsos, bronze, steel, celebration, life, powerful
Background

Employment History

Education

  • art
    Highlands University
  • Master's degree
11 Total References
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Bio: Rudy R. Gonzales, Santa Fe Sculptor
www.rrgonzales.com, 13 May 2011 [cached]
Rudy conceives of his calling as an artist as a means of presenting ideas, giving them form and shape. Rather than Rudy himself dominating the process, the conceptual has predominance. The abstract persists and Rudy, as a sculptor, acts as a vehicle to communicate and give these ideas form, to let them arise.
He has evolved from steel sculpture in the 1970s. Today, Rudy is known for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work.
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Rudy also understands that the personal feeling and complete creative guidance he gives to each piece (as described in the Process below), is also appreciated by those who collect his work. As such, he will place severe restrictions on the quantity produced so that his collectors can feel as special about the piece as he does. Rudy Gonzales, Sculptor
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When meeting Rudy for the first time, clients are typically taken back by the peace and gentleness of the man in contrast to the power and complexity of his work. A native New Mexican, Rudy Gonzales was raised in Santa Fe. Student, teacher, craftsman, artist, Rudy's life has taken him down many roads guided by his desire to participate fully in all aspects of life. As in life, Rudy values the process of creating a piece and assisting with the manifestation. Rudy's uncle, Eulogio, was an early mentor who encouraged mindfulness, and instilled a process-oriented patience in his nephew.
Rudy began his formal study of art at Highlands University in Northern New Me Vanessie_Steel_Sculpture xico receiving his undergraduate degree with a double major in Art. He then continued at Highland's with a teaching assistance-ship and his Masters Degree in Art.
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After finishing his work at Highland's University, Rudy lived and worked in California as an Art Instructor at both College and High School, returning to the youth the gifts that he had received as a student. While on the west coast, he was represented by galleries in Morgan Hill, California. He returned to Santa Fe in the 1970's and started showing with Ron Robles' Gallery and Ernesto Mayans in the early 1980's. Today, Rudy is represented by Darnell Fine Art in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe is known throughout the U.S. as one of the premier and most competitive art centers in the country. Rudy has garnered respect for his work not only outside of the community but also, just as importantly, from inside the Santa Fe community.
Rudy's first privately commissioned works was ordered by "Vanessie," a popular local piano lounge, where "Cabeza de Fiero," completed in 1984, can be seen over the fireplace.
The Process From Art Teacher to Master Plumber to Sculptor for over 30 years, Rudy has mastered a unique blend of skills enabling him to take part in the whole creation: metal working, foundry and metal chemistry. Rudy starts organically from the clay which he makes himself, without preliminary sketches or drawings. He then creates small maquettes, which will eventually become larger works in bronze.
Rudy is part of the full life-giving cycle of a bronze piece from idea, to his clay, molds and wax, and completing the finishing process including the creation of the base. He often supervises and participates in the foundry process. An important part of spirit of the work involves coloring or patina which he always personally creates and, at times, to the specifications of the client.
Rudy ...
www.darnellfineart.com, 3 June 2013 [cached]
Rudy Gonzales
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Rudy Gonzales - Figurative Sculptor
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When meeting Rudy Gonzales for the first time, clients are typically taken aback by the peace and gentleness of the man in contrast to the power and complexity of his work. As student, teacher, craftsman, and artist, Gonzales has traveled down many roads guided by his desire to participate fully in all aspects of life.
The core of Gonzales's creation comes from his ability to "let the ideas speak. Gonzales thinks of his calling as an artist as a means of giving his ideas form and shape. Rather than Gonzales himself dominating the process, the conceptual has predominance. Gonzales as sculptor acts as a vehicle to communicate these ideas and let them arise.
Having evolved from sculpting in steel in the 1970s, Gonzales is known today for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work. Some of his pieces embody the spirit of Mother Earth and the natural beauty within us and surrounding us. Others celebrate the simple energy and power of being alive.
Art teacher, master plumber, and sculptor, Gonzales has over the past thirty years mastered a unique blend of skills - from modeling to metal working, mechanical engineering to metal chemistry - enabling him to excel in every part of the process of sculptural creation. Gonzales starts organically from clay that he makes himself, without preliminary sketches or drawings. He then creates small maquettes, oversees the foundry process, and creates the patina or coloring, often to the specifications of the client.
Darnell Fine Art - Rudy Gonzales
www.darnellfineart.com, 29 May 2010 [cached]
Rudy Gonzales
Artist Works
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A native New Mexican, Rudy Gonzales was raised in Santa Fe, where he had an early artistic mentor in his uncle, Eulogio, who encouraged his nephew in mindfulness and a process-oriented patience.
Rudy began his formal study of art at Highlands University in Northern New Mexico, where he majored in art as an undergraduate and went on to take a Master's degree in the field. At Highlands he found a new mentor in sculpture professor Harry Leippe, who focused not merely on technique but also on helping his students discover and bring forth the deeper values of their work.
After Highlands, Rudy moved to California where he worked as an art instructor at both the high school and college levels, seeking to pass on to younger artists the gifts he had received from those who taught him. At this time, his own work was exhibited in galleries in the pretty town of Morgan Hill, in the Santa Clara Valley. Returning to Santa Fe in the 1970s, he established himself in his chosen day job of plumber - a trade requiring much of the same dexterity in working with metals as sculpting in bronze and iron does - while exhibiting in various galleries on Canyon Road. Today, Darnell Fine Art is proud to represent the work of this unique New Mexican artist.
PROCESS AND VISION
When meeting Rudy Gonzales for the first time, clients are typically taken aback by the peace and gentleness of the man in contrast to the power and complexity of his work. As student, teacher, craftsman, and artist, Rudy Gonzales has traveled down many roads guided by his desire to participate fully in all aspects of life.
The core of Rudy's creation comes from his ability to "let the ideas speak. Rudy conceives of his calling as an artist as a means of giving his ideas form and shape. Rather than Rudy himself dominating the process, the conceptual has predominance. Rudy as sculptor acts as a vehicle to communicate these ideas and let them arise.
Having evolved from sculpting in steel in the 1970s, Rudy is known today for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work. Some of his pieces embody the spirit of mother earth and the natural beauty within us and surrounding us. Others celebrate the simple energy and power of being alive.
From Art Teacher to Master Plumber to Sculptor, Rudy has over the past thirty years mastered a unique blend of skills - from modeling to metal working, mechanical engineering to metal chemistry - enabling him to excel in every part of the process of sculptural creation. Rudy starts organically from clay that he makes himself, without preliminary sketches or drawings. He then creates small maquettes, oversees the foundry process, and creates the patina or coloring, often to the specifications of the client.
Rudy Gonzales - Darnell Fine Art - A Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Fe
www.darnellfineart.com, 24 Jan 2013 [cached]
Rudy Gonzales
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Rudy Gonzales - Figurative Sculptor
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When meeting Rudy Gonzales for the first time, clients are typically taken aback by the peace and gentleness of the man in contrast to the power and complexity of his work. As student, teacher, craftsman, and artist, Gonzales has traveled down many roads guided by his desire to participate fully in all aspects of life.
The core of Gonzales's creation comes from his ability to "let the ideas speak. Gonzales thinks of his calling as an artist as a means of giving his ideas form and shape. Rather than Gonzales himself dominating the process, the conceptual has predominance. Gonzales as sculptor acts as a vehicle to communicate these ideas and let them arise.
Having evolved from sculpting in steel in the 1970s, Gonzales is known today for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work. Some of his pieces embody the spirit of Mother Earth and the natural beauty within us and surrounding us. Others celebrate the simple energy and power of being alive.
Art teacher, master plumber, and sculptor, Gonzales has over the past thirty years mastered a unique blend of skills - from modeling to metal working, mechanical engineering to metal chemistry - enabling him to excel in every part of the process of sculptural creation. Gonzales starts organically from clay that he makes himself, without preliminary sketches or drawings. He then creates small maquettes, oversees the foundry process, and creates the patina or coloring, often to the specifications of the client.
AEGallery - Rudy Gonzales - FEATURED ARTISTS
www.aegallery.com, 26 July 2006 [cached]
Rudy GonzalesAEGallery - Rudy Gonzales - FEATURED ARTISTS
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A native New Mexican, Rudy Gonzales was born in 1943 and raised in Santa Fe.After finishing his work at Highland's University, Rudy lived and worked in California as an Art Instructor at both College and High School.
He has evolved from steel sculpture in the 1970s.Today, Rudy is known for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work.
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