“I like to make artwork about pop culture and traversing the spaces between nostalgia and the unknown.” - Regan Russell holding his Portal pieces.

Hair, Humor & The Absurd With Regan Russell

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Homegrown Artist From A Homegrown City

Did you ever think that Ice Cube would be chillin’ with Kermit the Frog, or Snoop D.O. Double G would be flipping burgers at the local In-N-Out? We definitely didn’t, but San Diego Artist Regan Russell did. Drawing from nostalgic pop culture, celebrity, and diverse notions of identity, his art playfully pokes fun at the absurdity of the world around us.

Woven into many forms, his multidisciplinary efforts extend from illustration, digital art and mixed media, to full-scale murals and ACTUAL PORTALS.

“Westside Rainbow Connection” by Regan Russell

He even started his own mural project, Yardwork SD, which brings artists of different backgrounds, places, cultures and disciplines to his own backyard. Here they are pampered and cared for as an artist should be, while creating full-scale, free flowing murals, unencumbered by outside influences or interests.

Perhaps his long hair complements the absurdity of it all, and perhaps that is why we hit it off so smashingly on Let It Ride; but certainly, you should listen.

“Westside Rainbow Connection” by Regan Russell

What you'll hear about:

  • Regan’s origins in art
  • Bouncing back from a hiatus to a full-time artist
  • Musings on NFTs and digital artwork
  • The simple beauty of Yardwork SD
  • Learning how to pitch a baseball

Join the absurdity on the The Longhairs podcast with professional artist Regan Russell.

Watch the show…

“Your Worst Nightmare” and much more from Regan Russell.
Regan Russell paints a 3-D Path (Parks Blvd. and University Avenue)

Or find Let It Ride wherever you listen to podcasts.

Bio Photo of Chris Mathews aka El Ciego

Meet Regan Russell

A San Diego, CA native and firm believer in the beauty of the absurd, Regan creates art that questions and humorously jabs at pop culture, identity, and celebrity.

Regan Russell
Regan Russell’s Art Collectors Group
This episode of Let It Ride is brought to you by The Great Cut 2024, where The Longhairs will attempt another world-record charity hair donation for Children With Hair Loss.

Bros On This Episode

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El Garvinski

Video Producer for The Longhairs, El Garvinski is a media solutions expert and active health advocate. He directed/produced the iconic Hair Ties For Guys commercial in 2014, and continues firing off heavy content for The Longhairs.


El Rubio | Chris Healy

El Rubio

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Manetenance Officer for The Longhairs, El Rubio is a writer, traveler, avid skier and athlete. He writes most of the words you read from The Longhairs.


El Moreno | Lindsay Barto

El Moreno

Co-Founder, President & Chief Follicle Officer for The Longhairs, El Moreno is a husband, father, athlete and creator. He makes most of what you see and interact with on The Longhairs websites.


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