Animal lovers as well as art lovers can’t help but be drawn to the warm and colorful creations of Dean Russo. His art features celebrities as well as lovable dogs and cats. Each piece is executed in vibrant colors and graphics which give Dean’s art a very distinctive look. Done in his unique pop art style, Dean’s mixed media paintings are finding their way onto all types of products. At Retro Planet, we are licensed to offer these striking graphics on metal signs, wall decals and stickers.
In case you aren’t already familiar with Dean Russo, he is an accomplished graphic artist from Brooklyn, New York. Dean uses of a minimum of 10 mediums for each painting, including acrylic paints, colored pencils, oil paints, charcoal, wax, pastels and spray paint among others. He begins with a laser printout from a black and white photo of his subject, and then adds pattern and color in just about every medium possible.
Dean Russo is inspired by the city where he was born and lives, and all of the elements of that urban environment. Graffiti has had a heavy influence on his style as is evident in his creations. As far as subject matter, Dean is most particularly inspired to work on images of animals, especially dogs. He feels a special affinity toward pit bulls and believes they are the most misunderstood of the dog breeds. He has worked to change the perception of this breed and is extremely active in animal charities that specialize in rescue and adoption.
To help you bring the iconic style of this pop artist’s work into your own home, we offer metal signs and wall decals as well as stickers that can be applied to any smooth surface. There are a wide variety of subjects that include dogs, cats, a tiger, wolf, zebra and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, and even and Queen Elizabeth II.
Available dog breeds include:
Bernese Mountain Dog
Pit Bull (American Pit Bull Terrier)
And for cat-lovers, breeds include the Maine Coon, Ragamuffin, Abyssinian and Burmese, as well as a variety of American shorthair felines.
Be sure to click on this link to see all of our Dean Russo products that will add color and vibrancy to your decor. These also make the remarkable gifts for the animal lovers in your life.