2023 ARTIST BIOS | Russell Solomon

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About Russell Solomon

Russell Solomon was born into an artistic family, most notably his Grandfather, Lance Solomon, a renowned landscape painter.
Under his tutelage Russell followed his passion and honed his artistic skills.
After a lifetime 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 Russell pursued a fulltime career as an artist, exhibiting extensively, creating prolifically, selling sculptures through markets,  gallery gift shops and boutique stores,  exploring the possibilities of the medium and conducting workshops in his local community, in schools, in regional remote communities and First Nations communities around Australia.

In the past 25 years he has incorporated recycled, found objects into his art and continues to express his concern for the environment, its inhabitants and our impact on it.
Russell’s  arts practice is greatly influenced by his love of Australian native fauna and flora, our role in the environment and our impact on it. Russell also often examines social issues facing society. 
His work is represented in private and corporate collections worldwide.

2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Circus in the suburbs 

Russell Solomon’s artworks always give us time to ponder, to question and feel what’s really important.
In ‘Circus in the suburbs’ Solomon reminds us the value of play.
Through the representation of magpies joyfully hanging from the laundry, whimsically entertaining and interacting with each other the installation evokes fond childhood memories of swinging on the Hills Hoist in the Australian back yard.
Russell said this sculpture brings him joy and a giggle, and given the past few years, he wanted to share this with you.


Instagram: @rustywiresculptures 

Facebook: Rusty Wire Sculptures 

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September