Rudy van der Pol was born in Christchurch in 1958.
His Dutch parents were also artists. Rudy's was formally trained at Auckland Technical Institute in jewelry making, graphics and illustration and photography. He also is experienced in bronze casting and etching.

Rudy works with various media, including decoupage techniques, collage, specialised paint finishes, metallised effects and patinas, along with sculpted metal and found objects.

Recycled materials are often used, although the context is altered giving them a new meaning. He uses wrapping and pleating as a rhythmic expression to create textural overlays on the sculptural form.
Rudy van der Pol
NEW ZEALAND SCULPTOR / MIXED MEDIA ARTIST