Entitled Soliloquy, the collection of paintings speak to the quiet, contemplative and solitary place in all of us, usually featuring lone girls in a paradoxical moment of adolescence, caught between the needs of a child and the wants of an adult. More as a metaphor for humanity than a literal interpretation. The girls can seem both victim and perpetrator, vulnerable and strong. Russon’s work speaks to us on an emotional level, a whisper rather than a cry, it gives us time to stand still, time to reflect in what it means to be human.
“Ultimately Bobbie Russon is a painter of unusual beauties and harmonies. This unfurling body of work is not just about privations and heartache, it is filled with humour and joy. Writing a profile of an artist can be like a séance. It takes courage to be uncompromisingly revelatory and Russon’s paintings bring us as near to being inside an artist’s head as can be.” Jane Hill, writer.
Visit Clerkenwell Gallery at EC1R 0DP to see the show, which runs until November. To find out more visit www.bo-ee.co.uk.
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