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    Horizon, 2011

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    Landforms, 2011

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    Landforms, 2011

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    Fabric Softeners, 2011

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    National Geographic, 2011

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    Airwicks, 2010

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    Airwicks, 2010

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    Airwicks, 2010

Russell Hill

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

What’s that I smell? Is it “Island Breeze”? Is it “Lavender Meadow”? No, it’s a Russell Hill multi-sensory installation! When I first encountered Russell’s work in a gallery I’ll admit I was a bit taken aback by the “refreshing” spritzes ejecting from his meticulously arranged row of air fresheners. But that’s Russell’s thing – taking those everyday object we’d often hide in a cupboard, or behind a bathroom door, and presenting them as artistic readymades in their own right. The livid green of laundry detergent, the sensual efficiency of a chrome Airwick – this is the palette Russell accentuates for his considered, and thoroughly engaging creations.

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.