In the upcoming exhibition, Cameron Rudd shows his new series in which he expands his previous artistic focus - from urban groups and landscapes - to include nature. They are images of a familiar environment in which we see ourselves echoed.
The artist has expanded not only his subject matter but also his painting techniques. Scenes in which water in the form of waves and droplets at Schlachtensee or a temporary fountain installation on Alexanderplatz, show the artists search for new stylistic forms. Various techniques which the artist has acquired over the last year unite themselves in his new series in order to capture the properties of water.
The figures and natural elements in Rudd’s narratives allow the viewer to visualise the conversion of video stills into paint and transfer to the depicted scene a poetic and concurrently- through the use of colour – warm and idyllic atmosphere.
The painter wanders past the streets, lakes and spaces like a reporter, capturing on video his transient impressions of the dull daily spectacles of the city in order to reproduce the shots on large or small scale canvases.
His first solo exhibition in the DNA Gallery called “1.Mai” took place in 2002, in which Cameron Rudd exhibited contrasting scenes from the city which take place annually on the 1st of May - idyllic extracts parallel to the violent ruckus of Kreuzberg. In 2003 Rudd presented the series “urban still lives” in the DNA Gallery focusing on inconspicuous subjects such as the prostitutes of Oranienburgerstraße, gathering groups of punks, their dogs as well as passers-by and advertising billboards in the fashionable districts of Berlin.
National and international recognition of his work continues to grow. He was featured in the autumn edition of “Sleek” magazine. The current series won the artist “first prize” from the Association of Berlin Artists in 2005.
We are pleased to announce that Cameron Rudd will be taking part in the 9th. Havanna Biennale- 27.March - 27 April 2006