The image of this real-life event is taken from a tabloid newspaper reporting on the arrest of a Mickey Mouse costumed man.
A 25 year career in British Tabloid press informs Russell Marshall's pun-driven, news-related works. His media sourced images are often recognisable and provoke dialogue with the viewers. To Russel's delight, when Mouse Arrest was exhibited in South Hampstead a Met Police Officer recognised his colleague in the image.
As a photo editor at the Daily Star, Russell Marshall's understanding of design, colour, layout and printing has been formative to his artwork. His colour choices are based on CMYC four colour printing process used in the media. He also draws on the titans of Pop Art citing Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Sir Peter Blake.
Russell Marshall is an award winning newspaper designer, journalist, artist and printer living and working in London.