Disruption to Distraction | West End Art Space | July 2018
Maaate 2018 oil, enamel and etching on aluminium sheet metal, 120 x 75 cm
Concerned with the anxieties surrounding perception of one's place within contemporary society, this suite of paintings presents isolated aspects of the figure in a strange and shiny colour-field of abstract space.
The reflective qualities of the enamel and aluminium prompt a transition in focus (the physical aspect of perception) as metaphor for psychological uncertainty. By contrasting flat and textural, positive and negative, personal and public, Busch’s subject matter oscillates between serious introspection and the bizarre maelstrom that is the external world.
Research for Disruption to Distraction commenced at Billilla Mansion as part of the Bayside Artist in Residence program, July 2016- June 2017.