Russ Noto

Region: Northeast


City / State: Sarasota, FL

My work is about illusion and the notion of beauty in painting. It creates a conversation between the memory bank of history and the experimentation of contemporary aesthetics. It is a didactic presentation that raises questions on beauty and art, rather than making declarations. It allows narrative to take on new forms according to the perceptual ebb and flow of an audience. I want the viewer to bring information to a painting in order to complete the experience.

* Note: The text element puts viewers in a position where they can become a part of the work. The “reader” becomes a performer of the piece and therefore intertwined with its compositional elements. This relationship also serves as the figurative element in some works.