Russ Mills and his byroglyphics.
Russ Mills counts Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, and Basquiat among his influences, but he is clearly his own man. Based in Brighton, UK, Mills calls his approach byroglyphics—a process that involves ink sketches being scanned into his “ageing Mac” and then “abused in photoshop (you may have heard of it)…because of the joy of multiple undo’s.”
The results are gorgeous—elegant, raw and imbued with an energy and texture that computers aren’t supposed to be able to provide. Without the right person assembling all of the elements just so, they wouldn’t. That’s what makes Mills’ work all the more remarkable. Anyone who thinks that computers have no place in fine art should start here for their re-education.