Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Olympic Pop•Tarts


"Olympic Pop•Tarts with Limited Edition Gold Foil"
by Russ Johnnson
watercolor, india ink, and metallic gold spray enamel on bristol board
35.7 x 43.2 cm (14 x 17 in)



Tony #2


"Tony #2"
crayon and ink on paper
27.94 x 35.56 cm (11x 14 in)


Korean Tony


Korean Tony
ink on paper
27.9 x 35.6 (11 x 14 in)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Teddy Roosevelt on the Ice road


"Teddy Roosevelt on the Ice road"
photmontage with found photos
digital print 26.67 x 18.64 cm (10.5 x 7.34 in)
for Beth Schumann and Ed Korcyzinski


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Batman (collect all 9!) • 배트맨 (아홉장의 카드를 모아라!)

"Batman (collect all 9!)"
"배트맨 (아홉장의 카드를 모아라!)"

acrylic and spray paint on nine Illustration boards
아홉장의 일러스트레이션 보드위에 아크릴, 스프레이 페인트.
56.2 x 74.4 (22.1 x 29.23 in)   grid of nine 17.1 x 23.1 cm  (6.7 x 9.1 in) panels     
inspired by trading cards
작가가 어린시절 수집하던 배트맨 카드는 하나의 퍼즐을 완성하기 위해
아홉장 혹은 열두장이 필요했는데 이 기억에서 영감을 얻어 완성된 작업.


more pictures from the show here
photo by Jiwon Lee

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Frog-Temple-Winter


"Frog-Temple-Winter (for Ushio Shinohara)"

Froggy the Gremlin after his Winter attack on the Golden Temple (金閣寺 Temple of the Golden Pavilion)
Acrylic and Spray paint on stretched plastic tablecloth
45.72 x 60.96 cm (18 x 24 in)

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Above my book "museum" below a couple pages from the book. You can also get it here at Printed Matter.




Skittles ≠ Gun


"Skittles unequal to a Gun"
collage with candy, paper and acrylic on found cardboard
50.8 x 32.39cm (20 x 12.75 in)
made spontaneously for the memory of Trayvon Martin on 03-31-2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Samin Son "Toothpaste Action Series #2"


Today I just wanted to share this performance work by my friend Samin Son. 
Watch it here 
"Toothpaste Action Series #2" Samin Son as seen by Barry Thomas
White Fungus Art Magazine Issue #12 Launch event at The Russian Frost Farmers Gallery

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Subtitle: Breathless, Rotten

"You're rotten, Michel." by Russ Johnson
Liliane Dreyfus subtitle from "Breathless" a.k.a. "À bout de souffle"
ink on paper 35.56 x 27.94 cm

The Prisoner: Rover 2


"Rover 2"
acrylic 40.64 x 50.8 cm (16x 20 in)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Prisoner: Rover 1


"Rover 1"
from Paintings from The Village
acrylic 76.2 x 50.8 cm (20 x 30 in)
Russ Johnson 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Prisoner: RESIGNED

"Resigned" 
from Paintings from The Village (works inspired by The Prisoner TV series)
acrylic 40.64 x 50.8 cm (16x 20 in)



Monday, February 27, 2012

Dolan Dreams

"Dolan Dreams"
27.94 x 35.56 cm (11 x 14 in)
On the eve of becoming Cardinal, Archbishop Timothy Dolan dreams of Fashion Week.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Felix Paintigs

Felix 1
40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
spray paint on canvas.   
This one has a silver background


Felix 2
40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
spray paint on canvas


Felix 3
40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
spray paint on canvas
The overlay of drops is clear, but it photographs white.


Felix 4
40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
spray paint on canvas





Monday, January 16, 2012

Cover Me

"Cover Me" CD cover art. Happy Wow Bear with pistol.
from a watercolor on paper.