Robert Russell

My art work, since 1967, has basically been formalistic in approach and adhere to the Greenbergian philosophy of modernist painting, which is concerned with the "flatbed" concept of space.  This concept emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the art forms surface and placement on that surface of a structure conscious of it.

Usually, I do not have any significant starting point in mind before starting a piece, although sometimes I may begin with a general attitude toward a tonality of color.  This may change as the work progresses.  I work from that mental construct through an evolution process of building and destroying which coaxes a unique form into existence and resolution.