Derrick Buisch has a new installation of twenty-one 10×12 inch paintings of his personal ideograms. An ideogram is a written (in this case painted) symbol of an idea or object. Derrick Buisch has been developing this graphic language over many years in his sketchbooks and paintings. Symbols, painstakingly reproduced, reoccur in various contexts on larger canvases. His intriguing use of visual clues point to ideas. Buisch condenses the symbol into a few deftly drawn lines, and with concentration, the viewer can pick up on the visual clues and break the code.
Buisch combines various types paint in a myriad of colors to add texture, movement and tension to the surface of each piece. The deceptively simple surface is actually a complex fusion of hues punctuated with strong brushwork. Derrick Buisch: Ideograms will be on display around the corner at Design within Reach for Gallery Night & Day, July 29th and 30th.