Brilliant color combinations provide jolts of positive energy in works by Derrick Buisch. Vibrating lines morph into playful monsters and pop culture symbols in his abstract visual vocabulary. Buisch's paintings are meant to be visually engaging and potentially unnerving as he combines evocative imagery with moments of uneasy hilarity.Read More
Derrick Buisch's exhibition, Monstercity, has been making waves at the Porter Butts Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin over the past couple of weeks. Featuring Derrick's trademark "Monster Series" in LP sized 12 x 12" works as well as much larger pieces that will challenge the viewer's notions of line and color. If you are in the Madison area we highly recommend you visit Monstercity which runs through June 2nd.
You can read more about the exhibition here and here.
The exhibition CHROMA was featured as a "Best Bet" in Milwaukee Magazine's January issue. Here is what editor Clare Hanan had to say:
Bright, permeating and myriad colors can often be curative in an oppressively cold environment. This month, works of all shades fill Tory Folliard Gallery, including those of metal sculptor Richard Taylor, along with Jason Rohlf’s geometric, dizzying acrylic paintings and Derrick Buisch’s oil abstractions. Jeremy Popelka’s amoeba-like glass sculptures will provoke and perplex. And Mark Ottens’ multilayered, psychedelic paintings will offer a study in painstaking self-discipline. Collectively, it’s a remedy with just enough burn to get those neurons firing again. (Claire Hanan)
➞ Chroma (Jan. 9-Feb. 28). Tory Folliard Gallery. 233 N. Milwaukee St., 414-273-7311, toryfolliard.com.
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Derrick Buisch: Off Season from August 18 – September 19 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, September 18, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.
Derrick Buisch: Off Season features imagery culled from pedestrian subjects including maps, album covers, roadside signs, and commercial products. Informed through his practice of maintaining sketchbooks, Buisch creates distinctive images that present an extensive exploration of graphic motifs. Often influenced by aspects of music, such as LPs and zines, Buisch’s paintings and drawings are simultaneously playful, celebratory, and subversive.Read More
Peter Barrickman, artist and preparator extraordinaire recently visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison to participate the Studio Notations program. Invited by Fred Stonehouse, Barrickman gave a lecture about his artistic methods and media and spent another day with advanced students critiquing their work.Read More
It is always a pleasure to visit the studio of a talented artist, and the painting studio of Derrick Buisch is no exception. Not only were we happily affected by all the bright colors in Derrick’s works in progress, but we were also happy to see that he is continuing his experiments in abstraction, surfaces, and apportionment.Read More
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.Read More
Derrick Buisch‘s Yellow Monster Head, which measures 24×24 inches is one of the ideograms from Buisch’s abstract painting language. For the past twelve years, Derrick Buisch has focused on developing a group of visual characters which he paints singly or in combination with other symbols. Tension is expressed by the abstracted lines of the head, the off balance placement, and by the combination of the paint colors and textures. Slightly unsettling, but visually engaging, Yellow Monster Head is a modern version of a primordial phantom. Click here to see more of Derrick Buisch’s ideograms. We look forward to seeing the work Derrick will be showing in our Summer in Wisconsin exhibit which takes place July 1st through September 3rd, 2011.