about the artist :
Russell West

Russel West's works are composed of a multitude of media and supports, where colours, juxtapositions and forms combine for a lively and dynamic result.

West's intensely coloured, dripping paint artworks draw the eye into their three-dimensional labyrinths of layers and hollows, colours and patterns. West spends up to a year creating each work, repeatedly applying layers and strips of paint onto pieces of wire or nails, then allowing the work, in part, to be defined by the natural effects of gravity and the serendipitous movement of the paint. West's knowledge of paint- its weight and movement - is an understanding that could not be taught. He has personally developed this unique style over the last 25 years and there is no other artist to rival West's expertise in this ingenious creative technique.

Many of West's works are efforts to recreate the chaotic nature of human living conditions that he has witnessed, from the bomb-damaged houses of his childhood to the Kowloon walled city in Hong Kong, an unimaginably densely packed area that had grown to house fifty thousand people. Witnessing its demolition in 1993, the wreckers' ball revealed to West the complex honeycomb of ad-hoc structures, pipes and cabling within what he calls the "man nest".

Tin Flowers (X) / Russell West
Oil on wire on board
10 x 8 x 12 in (25 x 21 x 30 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1032
Little Boxes XI Blue / Russell West
Oil on wire on board
25 x 20 in (64 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
10,944.19 $
951
Little Boxes XXXV (35) / Russell West
Oil on wire on board
18 x 27 x 5 in (47 x 70 x 12 cm)
unique artwork
10,944.19 $
917
Neighbourhood XIII / Russell West
Oil on wire on board
20 x 26 in (50 x 67 cm), Frame : 26 x 30 in
unique artwork
10,944.19 $
880
Little Boxes XXIII (23) / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
29 x 20 in (73 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
10,944.19 $
1751
Little boxes XXXI / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
27 x 16 in (69 x 40 cm), Frame : 27 x 20 in
unique artwork
10,944.19 $
1172
Neighbourhood VII / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
31 x 20 in (80 x 50 cm), Frame : 33 x 23 in
unique artwork
Sold
1157
Little Boxes XXIV (24) / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
28 x 18 in (70 x 45 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1630
Neighbourhood IX White / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
29 x 20 in (74 x 52 cm)
unique artwork
12,371.70 $
1573
Solidarity II / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
36 x 32 in (93 x 82 cm), Frame : 36 x 36 in
unique artwork
23,157.28 $
1832
Peking Duck / Russell West
Oil on wire on wood
33 x 24 in (84 x 66 cm)
unique artwork
13,323.37 $
587