Welcome back to Studio Sessions with my guest this episode, Russell Nachman.
Russell earned his BFA from Colorado State University in 1990, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. In recent years, Russell’s focus has been on creating pieces that incorporate black metal figures into compositions that directly reference ancient Christian documents. While the work uses a very confrontational mix of imagery, his interest lies more in creating images that contemplate the state of western civilization. Previously he created works with a similar interest, but at the time included more personal narrative of watching the utopian ideals of the 60s and 70s disappear as he grew up.
Join me as I talk with Russell about his work and how the imagery he uses exemplifies his ideas.