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Art works of paper by Georgia Russell

Art works of paper by Georgia Russell

Human body art installation. Art works of paper by Georgia Russell

Art works of paper by Georgia Russell
Born in 1974 in Elgin, Scotland, Georgia Russell is a beautiful young artist. She studied Fine art at Aberdeen University and the Royal College of Art. Georgia Russell techniques is unusual – she slashes, cuts and dissects printed matter, transforming books, music scores, maps, newspapers and photographs into a 3D objects. It is interesting to see how the artist re-shapes the original piece. She does it with its content and reinvents it completely with strong colors and wild cutting. The mixed media installations of human body photography have become amazing paper work sculptures

Art works of paper by Georgia Russell

Portrait. Paper Art by Scottish artist Georgia Russell

Russell’s work with books began during an artists’ residency in Paris while she was a student at the Royal College of Art. Old books have always seemed to her like sculptural objects. According to the artist, ‘representing the many hands which have held them and the minds they have passed through’. Also, she has always chosen something which ‘holds within it a sense of its own personal history, an object which has a secret life’. In particular, she wants to resurrect her fragile materials and give them ‘a new life and new meaning’. And there is a simultaneous sense of loss and preservation in each construction. As she wants to retain and reclaim the past as much as her techniques attack it.

Russell has participated in numerous exhibitions abroad. In particular, The Holland Paper Biennial, The Coda Museum, Holland (2008); Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, and Price Tower Arts Center, Oklahoma, USA (2008). The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book, Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, USA (2009); Novel Ideas, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada (2009); Contained Thoughts, and more.

Art works of paper by Georgia Russell

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