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Benjy Russell

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20120719200318-04_everything_is_better_when_nothing_is_real
Everythingisbetterwhennothingisreal Photograph © Benjy Russell
20120719200401-02_fragile_skin
Fragile Skin Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200457-05_memories_of_past_lives_let_them_try_to_break_me_
Memories of past lives (let them try to break me) Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200529-08_born_of_iron_and_mist_in_collaboration_with_luke_gilford_
Bornofironandmist Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200609-01_dairy_queen
Dairy Queen Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200644-15_the_violent_birth_of_hellen_mathers
The violent birth of Hellen Mathers Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200713-07_transformation_of_a_broom___2
Transformation of a broom, #2 Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200739-10_i_m_not__your_father_and_i_could_never_be_your_mother
I'm not your father and I could never be your mother Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200806-02_sunday_lunch_with_friends
Sunday lunch with friends Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200846-11_dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719194845-02_howl_at_the_moon
Howl at the moon Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200925-02_
Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719200954-10_lot_lizard_the_saga_of_chariot_lust_
Lot Lizard (the saga of Chariot Lust) Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719201026-06_i_m_giving_acid_radiating_layers_of_dark_dark_black_
I'm giving acid (radiating layers of dark, dark black) Photography © Benjy Russell
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Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719201051-09_morning_piss__the_ties_that_bind_us_shall_never_tear_us_apart_
Morning Piss (the ties that bind us shall never tear us apart) Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719201115-03_eternally_falling_if_i_ever_hit_rock_bottom_i_ll_tell_your_mom_hi_
Eternally falling (if I ever hit rock bottom I'll tell your mom hi) Photography © Benjy Russell
20120719201159-07_born_again_through_the_thin_veil_of_death_prime_time_to_seduce_the_unknowing_
Born again through the thin veil of death (prime time to seduce the unknowing) Photography © Benjy Russell
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Quick Facts
Statement

Born and raised in in rural Oklahoma, Benjy Russell is a 34 year-old artist currently based out of Dowelltown, Tennessee. His multi-disciplinary work seeks to uncover truths and partial truths of human nature through imagined realities, fictional portraiture, and alleged artifacts. His work concentrates mainly on the porous boundaries between fiction and reality, using a hybrid of genres and techniques to disorienting effect. His imagery and sculpture are a study and an exploration of either side of the line that exists between sanity and a more interesting reality.

Russell utilizes photography, sculpture, and collage to weave a story of hidden truths, lost identities, and elegant dysfunction that balances just on the other side of sanity. Peering through the thin veil of reality, these images and objects are future ruins of a soon-to-be new mythology. new mythology.