Russell Foltz-Smith is on a quest to visually capture the qualitative infinite – all is possible and the actualities mere esoteric mathematical equations.
His philosophical research explores existence – what exists, what can exist and how it comes to exist. Foltz-Smith’s mixed media takes shape through aggressively expressive gestures – defining possible futures by creating them; rich colors and textures converging into surreal new realities.
Foltz-Smith’s creative journey runs parallel to his 17 years at the helm of consumer internet and large scale data intelligence platforms, where he’s played an innovative and integral part of creating large scale search engines, social media and analytics platforms currently in use by hundreds of millions of people. His art has been shown in several exhibitions including most recently with Vertigo Productions in Portland, Oregon.