James Bubsy

James Busby, Always Alright, 2019, gesso, grafite, olio e acrilico su legno, ø 117 cm

James Busby, Simple Song, 2019, gesso, grafite, olio e acrilico su legno, 59 x 35.5 cm

James Busby, Gold Panda, 2019, gesso, grafite, olio e acrilico su pannello, 173.5 x 121.5 cm

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James Busby è nato nel 1973 a Rock Hill (South Carolina) e vive e lavora a Chapin in South Carolina. Nel 2003 consegue il titolo in Master of Fine Arts alla Virginia Commonwealth University.

La sua ricerca artistica è incentrata sulla manualità sull'all'attenzione alla fattura di retaggio Costruttivista: per meglio indagare la realtà dell'opera e per tornare alle origini della pittura, fa si che i suoi lavori non rappresentino più altro che la loro stessa materialità.

Le opere sono frutto di un processo lungo e rigoroso: il più delle volte l'opera nasce da un supporto in legno su cui viene spalmato del gesso affinché gli strati si accumulino lentamente. Una volta raggiunto lo spessore desiderato l'artista passa alla levigatura della superficie, un processo caratterizzato dal rigore esecutivo e che dona all'opera l'effetto texture.

Le opere di James Busby si possono consideare aperte, per la possibilità di continue variazioni che assumono nella reciproca disposizione. La qualità riflettente delle sue opere richiede allo spettatore di muoversi attorno sino a suggerire un numero pressoché infinito di esperienze visive, ogni qual volta un riflesso cambia.

Sono state dedicate diverse mostre a James Bubsy, tra le personali sono da ricordare Talking in Code, New Paintings and Drawings (2015) presso la Reyonolds Gallery a Richmond e Life Around Here (2016) presso la Kravets|Wheby Gallery di New York. Nell'aprile del 2019 partecipa alla doppia personale Aftermodernism A perspective on contemporary Art James Bubsy Justin Samson presso la galleria Mucciaccia Contemporary. Busby fa parte del movimento artistico Aftermodernism fondato dal collezionista Hubert Neumann, si sono tenute mostre a lui deidcate a Londra, Parigi, Stoccolma e Instanblul. Ha partecipato a diverse fiere d’arte a Miami, Houston, Stoccolma, Istanbul e New York City, tra cui l'International Armory Show di New York, Untitled Art Fair, Scope NY e Untitled Art Fair, Miami.

2019

New Works, Loyal Gallery, Stoccolma, Svezia (forthcoming)

New Paintings, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA

2016

Life Round Here, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Ripple, Dirimart Galeri, Istanbul, Turchia

2015

Talking in Code, New Paintings and Drawings, Reynolds Gallery Richmond, USA

Right Right, Now Now, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

2014

Eyelid Movies, James Busby, Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore, USA

Figure 8, James Busby, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, USA

New Paintings, James Busby, Randall Scott Projects, Washington DC, USA

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

2013

Smoke & Mirrors, Randall Scott Projects, Washington DC, USA

2012

New Paintings, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

James Busby: Wingspan, 2D & 3D New Work,Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2010

James Busby: New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA

James Busby, White & Black: New Minimal Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2009

Reduction: New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA

2008

White, New Work, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2007

White Paintings, New Gallery/Thom Andriola, Houston, USA

2006

White Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2005

White Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2003

Starting Anew, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Common wealth University, Richmond, USA

2019

AFTERMODERNISM, A Perspective on Contemporary Art, James Busby Justin Samson, a cura di Cesare Biasini Selvaggi, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Roma, Italy

2018

The Summer Party Benefit Auction, The Glass House, Phillip Johnson, New Canaan, USA

James Busby, Tom Sanford, Christian Schumann, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA

2017

Inaugural Exhibition, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA

2016

What’s Up, a cura di Lawerence Van Hagen, Soho Revue Gallery, Londra, Inghilterra

2015

Untitled Art Fair, Nina Chanel Abney & James Busby, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, Miami, USA

Contemporary Istanbul, Dirimart Galeri Booth, Istanbul, Turchia

Art International, Dirimart Galeri, Istanbul, Turchia

Art & Design Hamptons, Randall Scott Projects, Hamptons, USA

2014

Outsider In, a cura di Ross Watts, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Hamptons, USA

Across The Board: New Works, if ART Gallery, Columbia, USA

Forms of Abstraction, 1950 to Today, a cura di Susanne Van Hagen, Dickinson Gallery, Londra, England People Staring, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

After Space, Loyal Gallery, Stoccolma, Svezia

Vacation Days, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA

Market Art Fair, Loyal Gallery Booth, Stoccolma, Svezia

AftermodernisM, Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby, Ridley Howard, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, USA

Texas Contemporary, Randall Scott Projects, Houston, USA

Fountains of the Deep, a cura di Darren Aronofsky in concomitanza con l’uscita del film NOAH, New York, USA

2013

Miami Project, Randall Scott Projects, Miami, USA

Looking Froward, Randall Scott Projects, Washington DC, USA

Shaking the Habitual, James Busby, Michael Bevilacqua, Jeff Elrod, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Market Art Fair, Randall Scott Projects Booth, Miami, USA

Untitled Art Fair, Kravets|Wehby Gallery Booth, Miami, USA

Happy Flies Kissing Beautiful Face, a cura di Lucy Li, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

Recent Work, James Busby, Michael Bevilacqua & Robert Kingston, ArtMRKT, Hamptons, Randall Scott Projects Booth, Bridgehampton, USA

More Young Americans, a cura di Susanne Van Hagen with Marc Olivier Wahler e Miguel Macedo, L’Enclos des Bernadins, Hôtel de Miramion, Parigi, Francia

Shaking the Habitiual, Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby & Jeff Elrod, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Piping Down the Valleys Wild, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2012

701 CCA Prize Exhibition, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, USA Extending the Line, a cura di Vardy|Kauffman, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, USA

Summer Show, Stux Gallery, New York, USA Abstract Art in South Carolina 1949 2012, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, USA

2011

SC Biennial, 701 Center For Contemporary Art, Columbia, USA

2010

The Incomplete Paris, a cura di Hubert Neumann, Galerie Jean Luc + Takako Richard, Parigi, Francia

2009

Sweet Summertime, a cura di Bev Reynolds, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA

2007

Scratching at the Surface: James Busby & Miki Carmi, Stefan Stux Gallery New York, USA

Carolina Collects, a cura di Todd Herman & Bryan Lang, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, USA

Group Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, USA

The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, a cura di Hubert Neumann & Manon Slome, New York, USA

The Materiality & Metamorphosis of Graphite, a cura di Elizabeth Schlatter, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, USA, mostra itinerante nel 2007 alla Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; Salina Art Center, Kansas; Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas. Nel 2008 al Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana. Nel 2009 al Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

2005

Scope New York, Stefan Stux Gallery Booth, New York, USA

The Appollonian Style, a cura di Joe Fyfe, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Stux Summer Review, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

The International Armory Show, Stefan Stux Gallery Booth, New York, USA

2003

Three Painters: James Busby, Heidi Trepanier, Darren Wardle, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York,

USA

Lustre, a cura di Stefan Stux, Stefan Stux Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Exhibit, New York, USA

Art To Go, 1708 Gallery, Benefit Art Auction, Richmond, USA

Fold here, 3 d paper, a cura di  Deborah McCloud, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, USA

To the Capital City, Hopkins Gallery, VCU e Ohio State University Exchange Show, Columbus, USA

2002

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, USA

Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, USA

Holiday Group Show, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, USA

Options 2002, a cura di  Victoria Reis, Millennium Arts Center, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC, USA

Rising Visions, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, USA Nine, Orange Door Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA Candidacy Show, Richmond, USA

Trans Appalachian Tractor Pull, Hewlett Gallery, VCU and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

2001

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, USA

Hubert Neumann, New York, USA
 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
 
Neumann Family Collection, New York, USA
 
de la Cruz Collection, in collaborazione con Assume Vivid Astro
 
Focus, Miami, USA
 
Museum of Modern Art, in collaborazione con Brian Belott, New York, USA
 
Dakis Joannou works on paper collection, in collaborazionbe con with Keegan McHargue, Atene, Grecia