Peter Linde Busk

Peter Linde Busk explores the margins between figuration and abstraction, with ornate imagery that hints at folkloric and literary narratives through his chosen titles, offering wry and absurd aphorisms of insight on the paradoxical human condition. Fragmentation and (re-)assemblage feature prominently in his paintings, mosaics, collages, and sculptures. Appearing much like ‘art brut’, he depicts exaggerated and outlandish figures and forms. Revealing his own fascination with materials, he merges a wide variety of media including marble, glass, glazed ceramic, volcanic ash, crayon, cardboard, acrylic and gold leaf. Intricately arranged and mounted upon wood panel, his wall-based works delight in colour, sparkling and reflecting the light. The ceramic sculptures similarly flirt with a raw materiality, as amorphous figures shape-shift and his series of pumpkins are embellished with elaborately incised marks and patterns.