Official Website of Ben Russel, Artist & Illustrator
Welcome to my Newly designed, 2.0 version of the retro inspired, macabre world of beauty...
Ben Russel is a Full-Time, Freelance Artist since 2011. A Graduate of San Jose State, in Film and Studio Art. He has performed live painting shows in front of crowds, exhibited at Comic Book and Horror Conventions, and has had paintings featured at Art Galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
His portfolio contains a wide range of work, from realism portraits of his fans across the globe, to fully colored compositions of tattooed pin-ups, to expressionistic oil paintings. His love for comics, horror, movies (just about anything fun and entertaining), is evident through his work and in person.
Aside from being an artist, he is also a self-help advocate, who promotes personal freedom through creativity and passion. Hence the mantra: "Live Free and Create..."
OCTOBER, FRIDAY THE 13TH, 2017:
I am pleased to announce my first ever, Solo Gallery Show, presented and hosted by Cukui in San Jose. I will visually share my morbid experience of beauty, in my journey through art, with a wide collection of paintings, drawings, and specialty prints.
October, Friday the 13th, 2017: 7-10pm
229 Jackson St, San Jose, CA
Free Entry. Art will remain up at the Cukui Shop until November 6th.
Click Here for all the updates and info.
I am now a Proud Sponsor of Foolish Mortals, a Haunted Mansion Documentary. Be sure to check them out and stay updated, on Social Media. Click on above image for info.
Sep 21-22-23, 2017
Salt Lake Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 7, 2017
Oct 13 (Friday the 13th), 2017
Cukui Presents: "Morbid Beauties", a Solo Art Show by Ben Russel - San Jose, CA
Oct 27-28-29, 2017
Stan Lee's LA Comic Con - Los Angeles, CA
Dec 2-3, 2017
Heroes & Villains, San Jose - San Jose, CA