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Contemporary Paintings

August 20, 2014

Lot #4
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$4,250.00(hammer price)
 $5,015.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 20, 2014

Description

RUSSELL W. GORDON
American, b. 1968

Patterns, Books and Shells". Signed lower left "Russell W. Gordon". Titled on gallery label verso.
Provenance:
Tree's Place, Orleans, Massachusetts.
Private Collection, Chatham, Massachusetts.

Oil on canvas, 20" x 20". Contemporary Prendergast-style frame."

Additional Info

Born in 1968, Russell Gordon received his undergraduate and graduate art education at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore.

 

With subjects ranging from tabletop still lifes to florals, nudes to naturalistic studies,  Russell Gordon's works  evoke an old world feel but often with a decidedly contemporary twist. These richly detailed and carefully composed paintings reflect  Dutch Golden Era and Italian Renaissance sensibilities, yet remind us that simple and natural beauty are timeless and unchanged.Gordon's paintings vary in subject matter, from classical tabletop still lifes to naturalistic studies to surrealistic narrative scenes. Often combining layered symbolism and a subtle wit, Russell builds each work with carefully applied layers of oil paint and a strong sense of light and dark. Worked directly from life, the paintings invite the eye into windows of alternate but convincing reality without hesitation or reluctance. Viewers are often reminded of 17th-century Dutch vanitas themes which hint at life's fragility while reveling in it's pleasures. Russell's works playfully involve contemporary subject matters in often ancient mythic narratives. The result is thought provoking and ultimately satisfying to both the eye and the mind.

 

In 1996, Russell Gordon won first prize for still lifes in the annual national open juried contest sponsored by The Artist's Magazine.He was also the featured cover artist of American Artist Magazine (April 2000) and received a Juror’s Mention award from the Butler Institute of American Art in June 2000. His work has been exhibited in the national open juried shows of the Allied Artists of America (1994 and 1995), the American Artists Professional League (1995), and the Oil Painters of America (1996)

Source: The artist's website

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