Ian Busher

Followers, acrylic on panel, 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.5 cm)

Born and raised in Toronto, urban and industrial landscapes have long been a subject of intrigue for Ian Busher. In his mixed-media works, rough, industrial textures are juxtaposed with glossy finishes, photography with painterly intervention. Busher is a professional carpenter with a formal education in painting from OCAD, whose works can be found in private and corporate collections.

"I enjoy experimenting with bringing colour, shape, form and texture together as the subject. Realizing the aesthetic I could achieve by breaking with conventional photographic rules and playing with mounting techniques, I was drawn to seemingly abstract images mounted and covered in resin to resemble a painting. In photographing subjects with little to no depth of field, I create images that have a distinct painterly quality, enticing viewers to take a second look at both the format and subject matter. I seek to examine and showcase the beauty in destruction and neglect, leading viewers to be drawn into what they may have previously walked right past."

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