“It is a constant dance between beauty and horror, between the honest line and the choices of exaggerated ones that make Rebecca Russo’s work something to hold on to. Whether it’s a dripping paint brush or a ball point pen the approach is always the same; an honest and intuitive reaction to something of need and curiosity, something so beautiful.”
Rebecca graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology and Fine Art. Both her BA and BFA shows were focused on mixed media room installations, in conjunction with oil paint on canvas.
Russo is currently working and selling original works on paper from her home, located in New Jersey. You can see much of her current work on Instagram, which she considers a virtual gallery. Here, she not only posts her work, but also insight into her process inspirations and many of her poetic philosophies. It is here she finds most of her inspirations and subject matter.
Her name alone, “cigarettesandkale” describes her work visually as well as intellectually.