Russell Brxwn is a visual and installation artist whose work incorporates patterning lines he refers to as TWIGS. These lines to Russell are meditative, and they help his hand to lose tight control and shut off any restrictions caused by an overthinking mind. The spontaneity of these lines allow him to create shapes and structures in a more concise manner, really revealing the substance of an image.
With identity, pop culture literature, and composition still at the foreground of his mind, Russell explores controversial topics with his installation work to push the boundaries of society.
A profound psychedelic experience happened to me once that changed my whole outlook on life. At the time, I was wading in the water with no direction and no desires. I believe when you're lost you look for guidance in many forms, whether it be religion or mind-altering substances. I found mine in both. The trip came at me like a ship trying to navigate through a storm. When the storm passed, a golden light shined through and showed me a way. A way out of misery and a way to pursue my happiness. Fractal lines danced across my eyes and it's at that moment I decided to go back to my first love and begin creating art again.
My work is deeply symbolic of my experience as I have incorporated the fractal lines, I refer to as TWIGS, into my paintings. Transcendence and meditation are common themes in my work. The cubes I frequently draw represent a reminder of where I was at. Boxed in by fear and doubt. The reaction I hope to achieve is for the viewer to find their way. To find their way and pursue it as if your life depends on it because it does.
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