The Art of Rudy Rotter
The Art of Rudy Rotter (1913-2001) creates a unique and special world bound within the borders of his many drawings and sculptures. The work is the product of over four decades of artistic exploration into the interconnectedness of humanity.
The foundation of this artist’s work is in Humanism, expressed through the Rotter’s confident and intuitive use of abstraction to fulfill what he called primitive expressionism. The artwork transmits emotional heft. The ideas and feelings put forth become etched in the viewer.
Rotter’s style has been attributed to the Outsider and self-taught genres. At first glance the art appears to be naive and primitive, but a sustained and focused viewing informs the viewer that the art is both sophisticated and complex.
For 45-years Rotter obsessively created art daily in a solitary, unheated 100-year-old warehouse in the small Wisconsin town of Manitowoc. Over time he produced enough artwork to fill three large floors of a self-styled museum.
Rudy Rotter’s art is strong, distinctive, and easily attributable to the artist. It stands apart from the standard conventions and formal language of the artworld. The art that poured forth from this artist arose from his rich inner imagination, intense drive to create, and a constant inventiveness.
The Rudy Rotter Museum of Sculpture ceased to exist with his passing. The artwork remains in limbo and is waiting to re-enter the public’s view.
A fresh effort is now underway to raise awareness of this excellent art and the life story of this significant and under-recognized artist.
Humanity Smiling On A Happy Sleeping Family
Magic markers on particle board – 12 x 30 in. – 1999
Read : Who was Rudy Rotter
Exhibitions: CV – Exhibition List
Wikipedia : The Artist as a Humanist
Excerpt: A Portrait of the Artist – in his final year
Update: The Age of Covid and the Rudy Rotter Collection
Early to Late Period
Articles, Books & Exhibitions
Outsider Art Fair 2019 – Works on Paper | Booth #51 | NYC
Folk Art Messenger 2018 –A Warehouse Full of Dreams
Miracle of the Spirit 2005 – Stories from Wisconsin
Artist’s Letter 1995 – Memories
Let the Joy Come In – The Last Decade of Rudy’s Art
KCPT Kansas City, MO (2001)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2008)
Rudy Rotter’s Spirit-Driven Art
The Odyssey and Evolution of an Artistic Vision
by Anton Rajer
|PDF format – large file / slow load
Online Slide Deck – fast load / lower quality
“His creativity is driven by a passion to convey a feeling about humanity. In the sanctity of his Buffalo Street studio, it doesn’t matter who or what is outside the door. Inside, his mind and imagination take him to places most ordinary mortals will only begin to know by looking at his work.”
QuickTime Movies of Rudy Rotter
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(low-quality videos but worth viewing)
Rudy’s thoughts on the act of creating
Rudy in his workshop
Rudy and his spray-painted creatures
Rudy and his use of patterns and molds
Rudy presenting trophy material sculptures
Rudy showing his use of multiples
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The Art of Rudy Rotter
Rudy Rotter 的局外人艺术 – 美国（1913-2001）。
鲁迪·罗特 (Rudy Rotter) 是局外人类型的艺术家。 他在 45 年的时间里创作了大量艺术品。 艺术家的所有作品都是独一无二的，可识别为属于他的作品。
외부인의 예술 루디 로터 – 미국 (1913-2001).
루디 로터는 아웃사이더 유형의 아티스트입니다. 그는 45 년 동안 많은 예술 작품을 만들었습니다. 작가의 모든 작품은 독특하고 그의 것으로 인식 할 수 있습니다.
이 사이트는 그의 초기 나무 조각 예술과 나중에 더 급진적 인 추상 작품을 선보입니다. 작가의 모든 예술은 인간의 상호 연결성과 지원이라는 주제에서 비롯됩니다.
그는 인간 본성의 최고를 믿는 인본주의 자였습니다. 그의 작품은 스타일과 내용면에서 시대를 초월하고 보편적입니다.\
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