Russell Terry was born in London where he lives and studies at Royal College of Art. He works across painting, printing, casting, collage and often use or feature hand-cut paper. The work reveals a compulsive inclination towards pattern and sequence, hinting at the grand corrupting concept of infinity. While the combination and invention of processes in the work can leave many of the outcomes without a precise definition, they all show the paramount importance of making. Continuous reordering, the impulse to catalogue, the excitement of discovery and invention, are all aspects of the making process that meet and conflict with the probably false belief in a ‘best’ permutation or optimum form of an idea. These obsessions and reflections have all steadily inflated to become the main subject, although he aims to make the work as universal as it is inward looking. After all, the ability to make is a defining characteristic of the human condition.