Born in 1966, London, UK based artist paints the transition from childhood to adulthood, mapping a path of loss, awkward self-awareness and developing sexuality.
“When I work it starts almost like a form of meditation, drawing is a way to work directly from the subconscious onto paper, paintings then follow. There are recurring elements in my work, most notably the loss of innocence and awkward self awareness of a child becoming an adult. There is a loneliness to my paintings, something I felt very acutely growing up as an only child and seem unable to shake. dolls or animals rather than other humans feature as companions with their almost human-like but dumb, false understanding. If I can evoke a memory or emotion in a stranger by my own personal interpretation of a shared but private experience without having to use words then I feel I am succeeding.”
Russon’s solo exhibition “Tea and Camphor” runs through October 2011 at bo-lee Gallery in Bath, UK.
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