As a personal chef, Rudy makes art in the kitchen every day. But he also creates incredible works of abstract art, and a lot of them are inspired by the dishes he creates for clients. Rudy has spent the last two decades creating art in the kitchen. He graduated from The Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago and went on to work in kitchens of many cuisines. His dishes are lively and creative, just like his paintings.
While his food can be delicate and perfectly plated, his works are bold, bright and abstract with patterns, textures and color. You won’t want to miss them on September 16. Can’t wait til then? No worries, he’ll be giving us a little glimpse of what he’s got at The Rooftop at Hotel Goodwin on September 10.
Can you tell us some information about your art? How would you describe it? I would describe my artwork to be colorful abstracts with design elements and fun structures and figures.
Where do you find the inspiration for your pieces? I find inspiration in music, nature and mostly in my cooking. Plating a fine dish is Art of its own.
How long does it take for you to do a piece from start to finish? My paintings can take weeks or months. All my paintings have lots of layers that transition into many ideas.
Is this your full-time job? If so, where do you work? What is your studio like? If not, what else do you do on the side? I’m also a personal Chef with clients all over Illinois and Wisconsin. @chefrudygalindo. You can find information about my cooking and art on www.rudygalindo.com
What are you most excited about for DEVIATE? Why should people come to DEVIATE? I’m most excited to meet other artists and of course show my work. Deviate is such a cool concept, and I am so looking forward to being a part of it.
How did you find out about DEVIATE and why did you want to be involved? It seems to be a big show. Fashion, music and art. I will be soaking it all in.