20 Sep Russell Powell Presents – “Where the Sidewalks Chalk Ends, NYC”
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27th from 4-9 PM, 2018
You are invited to a one night only art exhibit on October 27th from 4-9 pm at One Art Space, located at 23 Warren Street, NYC. Join Russell Powell for an unforgettable experience of cocktails, conversation, art and of course a few surprises. View his distinctive hand stamp collection featuring unique portraits of musicians and historical figures, indigenous people, and animals; large format oil paintings and augmented reality pop art. During this rare east coast showing new collaborative and solo works will be unveiled.
Videos of Russell’s hand stamping process have garnered millions of views on popular social media platforms and have been applauded by celebrities including Rohan Marley, Run DMC, Cedric The Entertainer, amongst others. Stop by to see what has the digital world talking!
Russell Powell is an accomplished oil painter and creator of a unique hand stamping technique. His method is to create a portrait on his hand and then transfer the image to paper. Handstamping, which took over two and half years to refine, utilizes both color and black and white ink. Although each portrait is created on an 18 x 24 raised surface, each piece is incredibly detailed. Many of his subjects are historic figures, indigenous people and exotic animals. A self-taught artist, Russell has been teaching elementary school art for the past sixteen years in Campbell, outside his hometown of San Jose, California. He credits his students as a major source of inspiration for his work. To showcase the products of his passion Russell founded Pangaean Studios in 2012.
Most recently, Russell was proud to have a spread in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd is Artbook. In conjunction with the book launch, Ripley’s commissioned a special piece featuring the faces of 16 historic guitarists in the shape of a guitar. Russell was also featured on the cover of Content Magazine. Videos of his hand stamping process have garnered millions of views on popular social media platforms and have been applauded by celebrities including Rohan Marley, Run DMC, Cedric The Entertainer, amongst others.