2022 ARTIST BIOS | Russell Solomon

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About Russell Solomon

Russell Solomon was born into an artistic family, most notably his Grandfather, Lance Moss Vaiben Solomon. Under his tutelage Russell followed his passion and honed his drawing skills.
After a life of drawing, Russell discovered wire as a three dimensional line and created his first wire sculpture in 1989. Using wire as a medium for expression, for drawing, offered Solomon a new level of tangibility and engagement to his art. In his late twenties he pursued a full time career as an artist, exhibiting extensively, creating prolifically, selling sculptures through markets, exploring the possibilities of the medium and conducting workshops in schools and broader community all around Australia. In the last decade he has incorporated recycled, found objects into his art and continues to express his concern for an artist’s low carbon footprint.
His work is represented in private and corporate collections worldwide.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Twittoring Machine, Russell Solomon

Russell’s piece “Twittoring Machine” is an interactive sculptural representation of a print by Paul Klee titled “Twittering Machine” (1922). His sculpture is a celebration of “Twittering Machine” reaching its centenary. In 2000 Solomon created his first three dimensional representation of Klee’s work , using wire and wood to free the original artwork from the page and satisfy his childhood fantasy to crank the handle, bringing Klee’s “machine” to life. In 2022’s in “Twittoring Machine”, Russell gives the “Twittering Machine” a voice by connecting the audience and the artwork to the internet via the Twitter platform.

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Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.