Rudolf Meyer is a sculptor who lives in Nettetal in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. His works are original and unique.
He creates sculptures from various types of stone, either in abstract or more realistic form. More realistic works are mostly based on faces that are deliberately distorted (such as masks). The expressiveness of his works arises from essential character traits. His aim is to give the viewer room for interpretation and to encourage him to actively engage with the work. In an increasingly virtual world, real objects people can touch are very important to him, since he highly values longevity.
Rudolf Meyer was influenced, among other things, by artists who play with form to develop statements. One of his greatest role models is Barbara Hepworth.
The artist is also inspired by carnival masks (made of wood), which are worn during processions in the Alpine region. These masks symbolize certain human characteristics, and his works do so as well.
His works radiate harmony and unity, whereby the color structures and layers in the stone are also part of the characteristics which combine into an overall statement.
Rudolf Meyer owns a small private gallery in which he shows exhibitions with other artists, as well as an art garden in which many of his works are presented. For more information, visit his website: www.galerie-der-rwm.de.