Michigan State University, 1983
The Slade School Of Fine Art, University College London, 1980
Donald Bustraan creates paintings that reflect the energy of the application balanced with exploiting the materiality of the medium. With a battery of marks and gestures using a wide variety tools from paintbrush handles, rasps, sculpting knives to Toilet Brushes and other improvised application devices. The process is as much about the removal of material as is the application. 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 Summerfield, NC. 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 Art
- 1980 London University College, Slade School of Fine Art