Stephen Bush

1958 - Yellow 1984
  • oil on linen
198 cm x 122 cm

Stephen Bush graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Fine Arts in 1978 and has since gone on to have a prolific professional career, recognized in Australia and beyond. Circular logic and self-imposed working methodologies inform his aesthetic approach to painting. The simple act of beholding remains fundamental to his artistic practice. He lives and works in rural Victoria, Australia.  

Known for his use of amplified colour, hyperrealism and experimentation with the techniques and processes of painting, Bush reinvents its narrative possibilities. Revision, contradiction and juxtaposition are key elements of his work. Costumed figures often mingle with modernist forms in idealised, hypnotic landscapes. Picturing the tensions that exist between the original and reproduction; old and new; natural and man-made; the arbitrary and rational, are fundamental to his practice. 

Source: Stephen Bush

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