“San Francisco and the West Coastline are magical areas that encourage and enrich in diverse ways, but I locate most of my tips arrive from walking and considering and examining and listening to music… All these performs of mine – paintings, prints, posters, flyers, and so on. – are virtually notes to myself. I am not normally optimistic or beneficial. I’m usually angry or frustrated or fatigued. A large amount of these items are reminders to myself to check out to be far better and to check out to make issues less complicated for myself and other people. There is so considerably horrible shit in the world that I need to have a voice whispering in my ear telling me that all is not shed.“
Nathaniel Russell’s modern paintings and prints continue on to check out themes of panic, hope, and compassion in this fashionable planet. These functions use on an fascination in graphic style and design and drawing as evidence of human imperfection and are an invitation to meditate on complex feelings. His work is extensively popular in both the gallery entire world and the graphic art sphere having developed Guides, File Albums, illustrations for the New York Moments, and his viral Pretend Flier project. Usually working with humor as an entry level, Russell provokes viewers to take into consideration their place in the universe. His clever words and bold graphics illuminate unfortunate truths of modern tradition, as very well as empower- ing values. These themes of hope, reflection and transcendence acquire on a particular importance against a up to date backdrop of cultural disconnection and distraction.
This exhibition will be Nathaniel Russell’s 3rd exhibition with Gallery 16.