Line Busch (b. 1979) is a Danish visual artist. Her work takes form as persistent and repetitive examinations of transformation and visual illusions. A fascination with change, color, and perspective culminated when she started initiating physical disruptions in the surface of painted canvasses. The canvas frame with fixed twisted canvas cuts and acrylic paint in soft gradients is a recurrent format for her investigations of form and perception. The manual work of the hand performed when cutting the canvas entails errors and deviations in the otherwise systematic fixation of color and materials
Her abstract paintings thus appear as both methodical and precise as well as responsive and unpredictable.
Her work with how color can convey movement and transformation carry a phenomenological aspect as it is not only constricted to the actual frame but expands into the exhibition room itself: optical illusions initiate a dance between subject and object as the viewer's curiosity is piqued and induces bodily movement in order to perceive each work's changes in color and form. Busch’s practice expands from abstract paintings in both metal, paint and canvas to ceramics sculptures.
Selected exhibitions: 2022 Transitions 02, Solo Show at Mini Galerie / KEVN, Eindhoven Designweek, 2022 MAGIC, Annika Nuttall Gallery, Aarhus / 2020 Transitions, Solo Show at Mini Galerie, Amsterdam / 2020, 2019, 2018 Kunstsalonen, Group Shows, Copenhagen & Aarhus / 2019 Oblique Strategies, Group Show at Co_Temporary, Copenhagen / 2018 Cosmic Debric, Group Show at VSOP Projects, Greenport New York / 2017 Tendency II Nordic Noir, Group Show with Rendezvous Artspace at Kvit Gallery, Copenhagen / 2017 Shape and Interaction, Group Show at KH7, Aarhus / 2017 We are the ones doing works on canvas VOL. 1, Group Show at Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon / 2017 Monochrome — Texture — Reflections, Collaboration with Nicolò Baraggioli / 2017 The Inaugural Exhibition, Group Show at VSOP Projects, Greenport New York / 2017 The Tactile, Rethinking Matter, Godsbanen, Aarhus / 2016 50X50X50, Group Show at Kastrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen / 2015 International Billboard Painting Festival, Viborg / 2015 Summertime 15, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen / 2015 TakeTurns, Collaboration with Andrew Macdonald / 2014 The Unpretentious Show, Group Show at Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen / 2014 Summertime 14, Group Show AT Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen / 2014 En sidste tur gennem byen, Group Show at Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen / 2014 Untitled, Solo Show at Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg / 2014 Reality Loop, Group Show at Vest Art studio, Aarhus / 2013 Censored Exhibition, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup / 2013 Visuel Haiku, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk / 2012 Hip to be Square, Solo Show at Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus / 2012 Black + Hello Gallery Hjorth, Horsens / 2012 Censored exhibition, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus / 2011 Censored exhibition, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup.
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