Painting on Printed Matter

Steve Russell


Russell has long painted on printed matter. Here follows a selection of works—made between 2002 and 2023—that use postcards, maps, and various flight and travel paraphernalia as their canvas. Each image traverses geographical and liminal space, often with the body itself portrayed as a border to understanding and compassion.

Steve Russell

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Steve Russell, artist. Dealing with issues of self, identity and symbols through the medium of paint, ephemera and other drawing materials. My practice is a figurative style that marries diverse elements into an instantly recognizable, idiosyncratic idiom that is at times touching, dramatic and visceral. Using line and dramatically visceral expressive colour, I produce images that manage to be optimistic and intriguing, even in seemingly mundane or problematic contexts.

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