I work with earthen materials and limestone plasters to explore visceral landscapes of elemental abstraction.
I’m fascinated and seduced by textures throughout the natural and urban world. I see my work as sculptural exploration, and I use techniques and processes to generate organic textural results that can exist both as tactile object and abstract landscape. The landscape format creates a space I can inhabit and engage with in a physical and instinctual way.
I work with natural plaster materials that I have become familiar with in my decade plus of work in plaster wall finish design, and I enjoy pushing these plasters further as expressive art materials.
My work allows me a space to explore textural concepts and develop elemental, abstract landscapes that are both familiar and imagined.
Rye Hudak grew up in rural Maine. He holds a degree in visual studies from Dartmouth College, and studied at the Art Institute of Florence and La Cipressaia Studio in Montagnana, Italy.