April 13, 2024


Trailblazing music quality

Juxtapoz Magazine – Nathaniel Russell “Something About the Sun” @ Gallery 16, SF

“San Francisco and the West Coastline are magical places that encourage and enrich in unique methods, but I locate most of my tips come from going for walks and imagining and reading through and listening to music… All these will work of mine – paintings, prints, posters, flyers, and so forth. – are virtually notes to myself. I am not constantly optimistic or favourable. I’m usually offended or frustrated or worn out. A whole lot of these parts are reminders to myself to consider to be far better and to check out to make items less complicated for myself and other individuals. There is so significantly terrible shit in the environment that I need a voice whispering in my ear telling me that all is not lost.“

Nathaniel Russell’s recent paintings and prints carry on to explore themes of stress, hope, and compassion in this contemporary environment. These functions use on an interest in graphic design and drawing as evidence of human imperfection and are an invitation to meditate on difficult inner thoughts. His operate is greatly well known in equally the gallery globe and the graphic artwork sphere obtaining built Textbooks, Record Albums, illustrations for the New York Periods, and his viral Pretend Flier job. Typically utilizing humor as an entry place, Russell provokes viewers to take into consideration their position in the universe. His clever terms and bold graphics illuminate sad truths of contemporary culture, as nicely as empower- ing values. These themes of hope, reflection and transcendence acquire on a distinct importance against a modern day backdrop of cultural disconnection and distraction.

This exhibition will be Nathaniel Russell’s 3rd exhibition with Gallery 16.