“San Francisco and the West Coast are magical destinations that encourage and enrich in unique strategies, but I discover most of my tips appear from going for walks and imagining and looking at and listening to music… All these will work of mine – paintings, prints, posters, flyers, etcetera. – are nearly notes to myself. I am not generally optimistic or optimistic. I’m generally offended or discouraged or exhausted. A ton of these items are reminders to myself to test to be superior and to try to make issues less complicated for myself and other folks. There is so significantly terrible shit in the entire world that I need a voice whispering in my ear telling me that all is not misplaced.“
Nathaniel Russell’s the latest paintings and prints proceed to investigate themes of panic, hope, and compassion in this modern-day earth. These operates utilize on an interest in graphic design and style and drawing as proof of human imperfection and are an invitation to meditate on complicated emotions. His perform is broadly popular in both of those the gallery environment and the graphic art sphere acquiring developed Guides, Record Albums, illustrations for the New York Occasions, and his viral Bogus Flier task. Frequently using humor as an entry point, Russell provokes viewers to take into consideration their position in the universe. His intelligent phrases and daring graphics illuminate unhappy truths of modern tradition, as properly as empower- ing values. These themes of hope, reflection and transcendence choose on a unique significance in opposition to a modern day backdrop of cultural disconnection and distraction.
This exhibition will be Nathaniel Russell’s 3rd exhibition with Gallery 16.