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Donald Bustraan

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Grand Rapids, MI

Birth year

Lives in
Calabasas, CA

Works in
Calabasas, CA

Kendall College of Art & Design, 1986, BFA
Michigan State University, 1983
The Slade School Of Fine Art, University College London, 1980

abstract, oil painting, textural abstract expression painting mixed-media, textural, acrylic

Donald Bustraan


Donald Bustraan relishes in the physical aspect of creating tortured and textured surfaces, creating balanced assymetrical compositions in the style of Wabi Sabi. With a battery of marks and gestures using a wide variety tools from rasps / sculpting knives to Toilet Brushes and other improvised application devices. The process is as much about the application of material as the removal. Every surface is testament to a layering process of subtle marks and paint buried deep beneath the surface drawing the viewer within a world of transitions. 


Bustraan is currently creating from his studio in Calabasas, CA. From 2010 to 2013 he was part of the Beacon Artists group in Inglewood, and participated in open studios there.


-   1986 Kendall College of Art and Design: BFA 

-   1983 Michigan State University,  Fine Arts Sculpture                                 

-   1980 London University College, Slade School of Fine Art                  

Recent Exhibits

Donald Bustraan participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2012 Community
Beacon Arts Building

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