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Donald Bustraan

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20170502185734-asemic_4_042017
Asemic #4, April 2017 Acrylic, Graphite, Crayon, Oil Stick 93" X 72"H © D. Bustraan
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Asemic #12, April 2017 Acrylic, Wax Crayon, Graphite 24" X 40"H © D. Bustraan
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Broken Color Study #5, October 2016 Acrylic 72"W X 36"H © Donald Bustraan
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Broken Color Study #5 Detail, October 2016 Acrylic Close Up © Donald Bustraan
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Broken Color Study #7, October 2016 Acrylic 72"W X 36"H © Donald Bustraan
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Black and White Materiality #4, October 2016 Acrylic And Mixed Media 50" X 50" © Donald Bustraan
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Painted Horse # 5 and # 3, April 2017 Oil 80" X 48", And 118" X 48" © D Bustraan
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Ochre Wine, 12/2012 Acrylic And Mixed Media 96 © Donald Bustraan
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Poppies, 2015 Acrylic 50" X 50" © D Bustraan
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Tidal Pool, 2011 Encaustic And Acrylic
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No. 1, 2012 Encaustic 10" X 10" X 3/8"
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I and Thou, 02/01/2013 Acrylic, Wood, And Mixed Media 30" X 23" X 1 1/2"
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Broken Color Study 1, 2006 Acrylic 8" X 10" © D Bustraan
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Grand Rapids, MI
Birth year
1960
Lives in
Calabasas, CA
Works in
Summerfield, NC
Schools
Kendall College of Art & Design, 1986, BFA
Michigan State University, 1983
The Slade School Of Fine Art, University College London, 1980
Tags
acrylic, textural, textural abstract expression painting mixed-media, oil painting
Donald Bustraan

 

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