Russell Tyler & Trudy Benson: Studio Visit

Russel Tyler, Studio View (photo: courtesy of Beautiful Decay)
Russel Tyler, Studio View (photo: courtesy of Beautiful Decay)

Huey Crowley photoblogs a visit the studios of painters Russell Tyler and Trudy Benson.

Crowley writes that Tyler's work is "inspired by 8 bit Nintendo graphics backgrounds, cartoony colors, and sci-fi games... early computer graphics, and textiles from the 80s." "Next to Trudy’s painting," Crowley notes, "I got a glimpse into the secret process of her work. These are little studies she makes using computer programs like Microsoft Paint. She takes these and replicates the same sort of geometric and rigid digital mark-making technique in oil paint."