Richard Hudson (born in 1957 in Yorkshire), a British artist living and working in Madrid, has built up an international reputation as one of the major artists working in sculpture today, being exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Reminiscent of works by Brancusi (1876-1957), Hudson's trademark sculptures are all about simplified and reduced forms and highly polished surfaces. His incredibly tactile bronze or mirrored stainless steel works pare back their figurative subject matter to its roots, creating abstracted and often erotic, raw forms and leaving the viewer to create his or her own narrative. Hudson's works are featured in some of the biggest private collections in the world and have been part of Sotheby's selling exhibition Beyond Limits, Chatsworth House, UK since 2008. His work has been exhibited at F2 Gallery, Beijing; Hamiltons Gallery, London; Goss Gallery, Dallas; and Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca. In 2013, he was one of the judges of London's Royal College of Art Sculpture Competition.