Mati Russo is an emerging contemporary artist, currently living in the Los Angeles area. Her art is influenced by her own personal experiences while living in New York (including living through the attacks of 911) and her experiences since moving across the country to Los Angeles. She has been extremely affected and influenced by the world events of the past 15 years which is reflected directly and indirectly throughout her art. A unique juxtaposition of beauty and pain, her art illuminates the wall while at the same time evoking thought and feelings which often cause the viewer to reflect on their personal lives and the currents shifting the world around them.
My work is a reflection of my life as it is affected by events, both personal and global. Sometimes it mirrors the joy that life has brought me, or it may be a shadow of the angst that sometimes shrouds our everyday lives. Whatever the inspiration, each work evolves in its own unique way, whether starting as a field of color, a grid of plaster or a shield of images and found objects. The journey to completion is a metamorphosis, sometimes slow, sometimes quickly until the final image of what the thought or emotion I am endeavoring to communicate presents itself to me.
Sotheby’s (Pasadena CA) 17 works on display (Pasadena CA) 2014-present
Transmission Gallery (Oakland CA) 10 year retrospective of abstract art 2015
Townley Gallery (Laguna Beach CA) 2011-present
Studio 26 (New York NY) 2014
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art (Laguna Beach CA) 2011-2013
Berliner Liste (Berlin Germany) 2013
Studio 26 (New York NY) 2013
Saatchi Art (on line) featured artist-works inspired by Jackson Pollack 2014
Baja Art (on line art magazine) featured artist 2013-2014
Saatchi Art (on line) featured artist-works inspired by Jean Michelle Basquiat 2014