Carl Fudge uses digital technology to open geometric patterns of line and planes of striking color. In his silkscreen prints, They're Everywhere and Tattooed Blue, Fudge digitized and manipulated the images of a toy anime robot and a reclining nude. The print images unfold as deconstructed fields of color within a dizzying kaleidoscopic effect. They retain moments of surprisingly recognizable forms. In Tatooed Blue a female form crouches and weeps tear drops with a cascade of hair around her. In They're Everywhere the robot figure reaches out over the width of the print with a hunched form, glove-like fingers meeting the width edges of the print. The silkscreen technique highlights the flat intense color relationships further fragmenting the artist's compositional surface.
Originally from London, Fudge attended Brighton Polytechnic in Sussex from 1985 to 1988. He continued his studies at the Kansas City Art Institute, in 1987, and at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia from 1988 to 1990. In much of his recent work, Fudge draws on sources such as images from Japanese animation, then uses digital technology to manipulate the source material, rendering the original images abstract and often unrecognizable. Fudge exhibits widely in the United States and abroad. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Bernie Toale, Boston, MA; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY; and a survey of the artist's prints at Deutsche Bank, New York, NY. Fudge has taught at Columbia University, the Tyler School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Denver Museum of Art, Colorado; Whitney Museum of Art, NY among others. He works and lives in New York.