semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. His pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.
Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA. In 2009, Gudgeon’s sculpture Serenity was installed in Hyde Park, London, the first such installation there for over 50 years. HRH the Prince of Wales also has a Serenity sculpture which was installed at Highgrove House, Gloucestershire in 2011. His monumental sculpture Search for Enlightenment was installed at One Hyde Park, described as London’s most prestigious address, and was also chosen as the iconic sculpture outside the headquarters of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, Canada.
Recent projects include the launch of a new series of sculptures based on the human figure; each depicts the movements and poses of a ballerina and are one–off life-size pieces constructed from over 1,000 bronze leaves welded into place. His work also encompasses two dimensions which he continues to explore in his Reflections series; using resin on aluminium with tinted prints, gold leaf and acrylic paint it is an exploration into the properties of water and reflected landscape inspired by the lakes around his sculpture park home, Sculpture by the Lakes. 2015 saw the launch of a series of kinetic sculptures at a one-man exhibition, entitled Transitions, in London. These carefully engineered sculptures are based on balance and movement, while simultaneously adjusting to the weather patterns of their potential outdoor placement.
Always challenged and excited by the extremes and dynamics of nature, Gudgeon is relentlessly innovative in the studio, aiming to ‘move away from the purely representational towards something that has a deeper subtext and, as it expresses … thoughts and emotions, is more satisfying to create’. He continues to create and develop new ideas while his work is displayed permanently at amongst others, Sculpture by the Lakes in the UK and Gladwell & Patterson in London