“The Book: title page"
watercolor & gouache on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2019
“The Book: preface"
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2019
“The Book: preface" (detail)
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2019
“The Book: appendix"
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2018
“The Book: appendix" (detail)
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2018
“The Book: chapter 1"
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2019
“The Book: chapter 1" (detail)
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2019
“The Book: chapter 1"
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2018
“The Book: chapter 1" (detail)
watercolor, gouache & gold leaf on paper
13 1/4”w x 16 1/2”h
2018
“The Book: title page"
watercolor & gouache on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2018

In this day-and-age I feel an overwhelming desire to set the record straight concerning my own, personal convictions.

I politically identify as a social democrat. 

I believe in the congress of ideas and the compromises we all must make, in a diverse society, in order to form a more perfect union.

I DESPISE OVERT WEALTH ACCUMULATION FOR ITS OWN OR ANY OTHER SAKE.

I believe in the common good.

My taxes are freely given, as long as they promote the general welfare.

I believe the wealth of our country must be shared, not hoarded.

I believe all attempts to ascribe a moral order, based on an idea of the mind of any-and-all deities to be acrimonious and ill held.

I have unceasing consternation concerning the lack of meaning that seems to-be-the-case of our existence. This is a recalcitrant predisposition, and should never be misunderstood as a hold-out for a reality that is hidden.

I believe history occurs in cycles and that the current, western cycle may be coming to a close. 

I believe that is totally OK.

My jesters are meant to be seen with compassion, but never let the idea that I have compassion be misunderstood as a desire for nostalgic permanence.

Yours… with a chaser,

Russell Nachman
“Primer"
watercolor & gold leaf on paper
8 1/2”w x 11”h
2017
“Primer" (detail)
watercolor & gold leaf on paper
8 1/2”w x 11”h
2017
“Western Declension"
watercolor & gold leaf on paper
8 1/2”w x 11”h
2016
“Western Declension" (detail)
watercolor & gold leaf on paper
8 1/2”w x 11”h
2016
“I was saying to a friend the other day 
that while I no longer believed in “writing,” 
I was reluctant to abandon it, that work was
a defensible illusion, and after scribbling a page 
or even a sentence, I always felt like whistling.
– E. M. Cioran
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit VII”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2016
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit VI”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2017
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit V”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2017
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit IV”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2017
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit III”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2017
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit II”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
22 3/4”w x 25 1/2”h
2016
“Drunks, Prophets and Pieces of Shit I”
watercolor, acrylic & gold leaf on paper
30 1/4”w x 36”h
2016
“Head of the siren”
diptych
watercolor gold leaf on paper
2 pieces at 8.5”w x 11”h each
2016

curated by Sverre Malling
Amazing exhibition! THANKS! THANKS!