b. 1971, USA

Robert Russell Biography

Robert Russell consistently addresses ideas of memory, iconography, and mortality in a personal language that is attentive to beauty, the history of painting, and the role of photography. Best known for his photorealism, Russell's latest paintings are marked by a distinct soft focus indicative of the tenderness, personal affection, and emotional depth with which he approaches his subject. Set against a field of velvety black and decorated with blooming flowers, the gleaming porcelain bouquets seem to invoke the poignancy of memento mori and vanitas paintings, reminders of life's fragility.

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Robert Russell (b. 1971) completed his MFA at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include The Cabin, Los Angeles; Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.; LA><ART, Los Angeles; François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Big Pond Artworks, Munich; and Osmos, New York. He has been included in numerous group shows in Los Angeles including Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Material Press MOCA LA, and M+B Gallery. Russell lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Robert Russell Featured Artworks

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Teacup #16 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #16, 2021 Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
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Teacup #15 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #15, 2020 Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
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Teacup #14 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #14, 2020 Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
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Teacup #13 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #13, 2020 Oil on canvas
70 x 80 inches
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Teacup #11 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #11, 2020 Oil on canvas
18 x 18 inches
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Teacups #10 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacups #10, 2020 Oil on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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Teacup #9 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #9, 2020 Oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches
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Teacup #8 by Robert Russell contemporary artwork painting
Robert Russell Teacup #8, 2020 Oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches
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Robert Russell Recent Exhibitions

Robert Russell Represented By

Anat Ebgi contemporary art gallery in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, USA
Anat Ebgi Los Angeles
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