Pigments, pastels and perfect process, alongside still life objects, simplicity and warped processes. There is no artistic influence or approach that Michael Bussell’s work does not dabble in, feature or entirely incorporate.
His photographic works change from project to project, each drawing upon different influences and eventuating at different artistic creations. For instance his work titled ‘Chasm’ includes subtle images of minimal aesthetic with delicate pastel colours that soften the harsher angles that draw the eye into the image’s centre of view. Then at the opposite spectrum there is the ‘Original Copy’ series that features bolder colours and more aggressive forms of shape.
The series investigates the interaction between digital image and user, which complements the presentation of the works, presented in a modular form; a composition made up of a separate parts–with the ability to dissect. Viewers can also download the file of the exhibited work, so they may delve deeper in the images’ construction in their native environment, Adobe Photoshop .
This kind of further thinking and presentation is a key component of Bussell’s work; with every new project, influence and inspiration he approaches he takes it to the limits of creative expression, ensuring he can arrive at a destination that is aligned with his own aesthetic.
Words / Jamie-Maree Shipton