Almost child like, I'm fascinated by the rich vibrant visual effects that light, volume, form and texture create. I started experimenting with various materials such as glass, acrylics and even laser cut hardened corrugated cardboard. The material that gave me the most attitude and consequently the greatest inspiration was stainless steel fabric, mesh and wire.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ralph Russo was born in Italy in 1950. He studied art and design at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto Canada.
As a young man, Russo gravitated to the graphic arts which further influenced his drive to experiment with visual art techniques.
He opened a marketing and design agency that flourished for twenty five years. Shortly after he turned 50, he deciding to devote all his time to his first love, his art.
The convergence of art, design and technology re-energized Russo’s curiosity in how he uses, re-uses and combines materials in the composition of his art. Light is what activates his sculpture. It changes the relationship between a sculpture's three dimensional forms, planes and proportions. It engages the viewer to look beyond the surface.