Russell Solomon was born into an artistic family, most notable his grandfather Lance Vaiben Solomon who won the Wynne Prize twice for landscape painting in 1946 and in 1953. Under his tutelage Russell honed his drawing skills and concreted his love of line.  In discovering wire and all its potenial as a 3D line, Russell created his first wire sculpture in 1991 and he has not looked back.

Russell’s work is concerned mostly with the natural environment, our place in it and our impact on it. Having grown up in the northern beaches area of New South Wales this is where he formed a strong and respectful connection to the landscape.  The artist says: “My practice expresses a deep concern for the human condition and the environment in which it exists.”

Russell has been exhibiting for over quarter of century and has works in private and corporate collections worldwide.  Russell has received many prizes and awards for sculpture including most recently the SWELL Sculpture Festival Emerging Art Award in 2021. Russell has been Artist-in-residence at many schools around Australia including Townsville, Brisbane and Fitzroy Crossing and has extensive experience facilitating workshops with community groups.

Sculptures for sale by Russell

Lacewing #1 - Russell Solomon
“Lacewing 1” is a masterful wire sculpture by Russell Solomon, exemplifying his fascination with the natural world and his unique approach to three-dimensional art.
Dragonfly #3 - Russell Solomon
With this sculpture Russell brings to life the dynamic essence of one of nature’s most intriguing insects. This sculpture is a continuation of his exploration of the natural world

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Rusty Wire Sculptures
Rusty Wire Sculptures. 199 likes · 7 talking about this. I create 3D line drawings around a space and point in time.

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