Rudy Vogel
Since 2008
Works in Springfield, Massachusetts United States of America

BIO
I think of myself as a ‘Renaissance Man’: schooled in several disciplines and a practitioner of commerce, computer science and, most recently my Digital Art. I have traveled the world on business and have thereby inculcated the exotic tastes, colors, and aromas of foreign lands from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Caribbean into my work. Having grown and traveled with my father who was in the fashion business, I learned some of his craft through osmosis and instinctually portray some hints of textile, fabrics, lines and curves into my art. I have been a photographer since my youth and my eye has thereby been trained to inherently indentify interesting patterns, shadows & highlights and composition in virtually every image I see. I bring these experiences to my art through the use of my computer and the software I have developed to create my unique form of art. Simply put, it is atypical. No fractals, composites or ‘green screens’ are used; just layered, earthy textures, vibrant colors that coax the spectrum into refraction, architectural lines that lead the eye into space and, lights within shadows. This is how I build my work, one pixelized brick at a time.

I began to seriously pursue my art about eighteen months ago. Since then, I have had several private showings around Western Massachusetts and my pieces have already worked their way into private collections. Most recently, one of my pieces was entered into the 15th Annual Munson Spring Art Show, sponsored by the Monson Massachusetts Arts Council, as one of only two Emerging Artists submissions among an entry of nearly 160 artists of varying experience. My work will appear at GaleriaZero, Barcelona, Spain in September-October 2008, in Chelsea, London February, 2009, and at The Forbes Galleries, New York, NY in September-October, 2009. Other exhibits and locations are currently being planned. I have also collaborated with famed photojournalist Diana Mara Henry, who over the years was commissioned to photograph such celebrities as: Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Malcolm Forbes, Jackie O, Isaac Asimov, James Brown, Presidents Ronald Regan and Jimmy Carter, and others, to interpret her work using my original techniques. Some of this work and others in my portfolio can be viewed at one of my websites with the url: www.rudynvogel.com