Russel Cameron creates surreal life-like sculptures of flesh and bone appendages.
Cameron’s sculptures of deformed limbs and freakish body parts look like they belong in a David Cronenberg movie or are perhaps some remnant meat blown off by an IED, or animal parts, trussed and ready for cooking. His artworks are almost obscene. They are disturbing, grotesque but at the same time compelling and strangely beautiful.
Cameron is a self-taught sculptor based in New York. According to a mission statement at the Macabre Gallery Russel’s main objective when creating a sculpture:
...is to give it life, feeling and a place among us, whether it be a classic bust or a deformed limb mounted on a sheet of wood the piece should speak and tell a story to the viewer.
A majority of Russel’s sculptures possess human characteristics such as skin texture and some form of anatomical structure, these traits all play an essential role in the creation of each piece.
Some artistic influences include Zdzislaw Beksinski, H.R. Giger, Francisco Goya and Hieronymus Bosch.
Russel believes everything on earth has it’s place and those who see beauty in what the masses find grotesque or disturbing have a gift worth exploring.