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Georgia Russell

Georgia Russell is a Scottish artist who established her reputation with works where she slashed, cut and dissected printed matter, and transformed books, music scores, maps, newspapers and photographs. Russell exhibited with England & Co for over a decade after she graduated from London's Royal College of Art. Her solo and group exhibitions with the gallery led to her work being acquired by The Victoria and Albert Museum and lent to exhibitions in museums in Europe, Canada and the USA, including the Museum of Art & Design, New York for Slash: Paper Under the Knife in 2009-10. Russell featured in the England & Co exhibitions Persistent Obsessions and The Map Is Not the Territory Revisited, and with the gallery at the Zoo Art Fair in 2009.  Georgia Russell: Cutting Through Time was her fifth solo exhibition with England & Co. Russell lives and works in Paris, where one of her works was recently acquired by the Centre Georges Pompidou. Selected archive works are displayed on this page.



BIOGRAPHY   
 

Constructions & mixed media



Stereoscopic - Details


Stereoscopic 2011

Cut photographs in an acrylic case
18.5 x 24 x 6.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR385
De Baudelaire au Surréalisme  - Details


De Baudelaire au Surréalisme 2007

Cut book in bell jar
25.75 x 10.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR215
Solid Ground iii - Details


Solid Ground iii 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
22.25 x 26.5 x 6.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR380
Missed Horizon - Details


Missed Horizon 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
36.75 x 54.75 x 7 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR367
Cleave - Details


Cleave 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
37.5 x 30 x 6.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR369
Velocity - Details


Velocity 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
37.5 x 33.75 x 6.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR382
Dapple - Details


Dapple 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic cases
Triptych, each 29.25 x 29.25 x 6.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR372
Solid Ground i - Details


Solid Ground i 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
22.25 x 26.5 x 6.75 inches

Ref: GR378
Visages de la Terre - Details


Visages de la Terre 2011

Cut book jacket in acrylic case
20.5 x 23.25 x 4.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR364
Le Rêve et le Fantastique - Details


Le Rêve et le Fantastique 2011

Cut book jacket in acrylic case
20.5 x 23.25 x 4.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR360
Solid Ground ii - Details


Solid Ground ii 2011

Cut photographs in acrylic case
22.25 x 26.5 x 6.75 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR379
Wild Waters - Details


Wild Waters 2009

Cut 19th-century engraving in acrylic case
28 x 30.75 x 2.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR313
La Traversée des Apparences - Details


La Traversée des Apparences 2009

Cut book in an acrylic case
17.75 x 19.5 x 6.25 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR318
The Story of Art iii - Details


The Story of Art iii 2009

Cut book in circular acrylic case
23.5 x 4 inches

 

From a series using Gombrich's classic reference book. Exhibited: Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Art & Design, New York.



Ref: GR333
Psychologie - Details


Psychologie 2009

Cut book in oval bell jar
26.5 x 14 x 9 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR307
L'Erotisme - Details


L'Erotisme 2008

Cut and painted book in bell jar
29.5 x 12 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR281
Hachette Dictionaire Francais Anglais - Details


Hachette Dictionaire Francais Anglais 2009

Cut book in a bell jar
29.5 x 12 inches

 

Exhibited in Back to the Future: Young Artists Look to Old Masters. Private collection



Ref: GR332
Nadja – André Breton - Details


Nadja – André Breton 2006

Cut book in acrylic case
21.5 x 15.75 x 3.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR177
Ruptures cultures - Details


Ruptures cultures 2006

Cut book in circular acrylic case
22.5 inches diameter x 4.5 inches deep

 

Private collection



Manifestes du Surréalisme - Details


Manifestes du Surréalisme 2009

Cut book in bell jar
21 x 8.25 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR342
Etudes sur l'hysterie - Details


Etudes sur l'hysterie 2009

Cut and painted book in bell jar
29.5 x 12.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR303
The Female Eunuch - Details


The Female Eunuch 2008

Cut book jacket in acrylic case
13.75 x 9 x 4 inches

 

No.1 in a series of unique works. Private collection



Ref: GR261
Evolution and Natural Selection - Details


Evolution and Natural Selection 2009

Cut book in circular acrylic case
22 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR338
Britain: March 2003 - Details


Britain: March 2003 (Britain on Iraq) 2003

Cut map in acrylic case
13.75 x 8 x 5 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.



Ref: GR61
 Narcisse à la Fontaine  - Details


Narcisse à la Fontaine 2009

Cut sheet music with mirrored backboard
13.5 x 19 x 2.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR297
Années - Details


Années 2009

Cut and painted book in bell jar
30 x 12 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR308
The Harvesters - Details


The Harvesters 2009

Cut 19th-century engraving on vellum in acrylic case
27.5 x 42.25 x 2.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR315
Eternellement ii - Details


Eternellement ii 2009

Cut and painted sheet music in acrylic case
58.5 x 47 x 3.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR306
The Story of Art - Details


The Story of Art 2006

Cut book in circular acrylic case
27 inches diameter x 5 inches deep

 

One of this series based on Gombrich's classic text was included in Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art & Design, New York 



Liebestraum - Details


Liebestraum 2009

Mixed media on sheet music
11.75 x 18 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR298
Drawing Time - Details


Drawing Time 2004

Cut and painted sheet music in acrylic case
13.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR103
Scotland Skeleton - Details


Scotland Skeleton 2001

Cut map in Perspex box
20.5 x 17 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR2
Memoire - Details


Memoire 2001-02

Cut book in glass bell-jar
21.5 inches high

 

Private collection



Ref: GR7
L'Astragale - Details


L'Astragale 2009

Cut book jacket in an acrylic case
15.25 x 15.25 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR324
Resonance - Details


Resonance 2002

Mixed media construction
32.25 x 12.5 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR17
Coup de Foudre - Details


Coup de Foudre 2007

Cut book jacket in acrylic case
13.75 x 9 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR213
Portrait i - Details


Portrait i 2005

Cut photograph in acrylic case
10.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR128
Portrait ii - Details


Portrait ii 2005

Cut photograph in acrylic case
10.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR129
Losing Day - Details


Losing Day 2005

Cut photograph in acrylic case
13.25 x 16 x 4 inches

 

Private collection



Ref: GR134
L'Amour pur - Details


L'Amour pur 2007

Cut book jacket in acrylic case
13.75 x 9 x 4.25 inches

 

From The Library series. Private collection



Ref: GR221
Clans and Tartans of Scotland - Details


Clans and Tartans of Scotland 2002

Cut book in acrylic case
12.5 x 8 x 4.75 inches

 

One of this series acquired from England &Co by the Victoria & Albert Museum.