George E. Russell

George E. Russell is a Canadian artist born January 23, 1933 in Viscount (Saskatchewan) and died May 8, 2016 in Laval (Quebec). His work, which reveals the influence of the Plasticiens (Québec), is known for his hexagonal paintings with geometric shapes and for his black and white paintings, often close to optical illusions. « The work of George E. Russell constitutes a point of encounter between two artistic cultures, not only in the geographical sense – if we consider that his work nourishes itself from two remote artistic scenes: one situated in his homeland, Saskatchewan, and the other in Quebec, his adopted land – but also in the temporal sense, taking into account that his work transcends the geometrical abstraction of the 70’s to integrate aesthetic notions of open work, interaction of media, and the participation of the spectators, fundamental characteristics of Contemporary Art » (Martin Champagne, George E. Russell. Rétrospective, Laval, Gibraltar, ).