Piece description from the artist
The assembling mob is foreign and obscured. The central figure taking arms is collaged with readable print media yet reflects the the overloading mis-communication of contemporary media ejections. A composite surface of text and image, assimilation and obscurity. An expression of the complexities of financial imbalance and escalating class war. This is indicative of the contemporary man’s search for a face, an identity, an origin A search for any piece of the world he can identify with.
Giorgio Russo was born in a small town outside of Lafayette, Louisiana, into a Sicilian-American family. In 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has maintained a regular art-making practice since. His work is imaginative, graphic, and iconic, often featuring collage elements and mixed media.
Today, Giorgio is a member of the "Lafayette Arts Co-op":http://lafayette.exposedtv.com/business-listing/arts-co-op in conjunction with the "Louisiana Districts of Art and Culture":http://www.crt.state.la.us/culturaldistricts. In 2011, he was awarded the Director's Choice award in the "Infinity Art Gallery International Political and Social Art Competition":http://www.infinityartgallery.com/upcoming/political-social/.
Giorgio is an official artist of the "Off Walk Art Show":https://www.facebook.com/events/108794752541251/ in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he currently lives and maintains his studio.