Jane Bustin (b. 1964 Borehamwood) explores the processes and subject matter of contemporary painting through a minimal, concept lead practice that combines traditional techniques with a wide variety of contemporary and historic materials and supports, including aluminium, wood, copper, silk, paper, latex, gesso, ceramics and ready-made objects.
Bustin’s paintings are initiated following intense periods of research or collaboration and have been described as correspondences with, or visualisations of other creative disciplines. The work explores the metaphysical potential for painting to 'make visual' philosophical concepts found primarily in literature, as well as music, science, dance and theology. They are presented within the formal contraints of abstraction but subvert this tradition; while not representational in the traditional sense, each decision in making the work is conceptually justified in relation to a particular subject. While minimal in style the works are intensely personal in subject, flying in the face of the masculine dogma of modernist Minimalism.
Jane Bustin studied at Portsmouth Polytechnic and lives and works in London. She has been exhibited at The Whitechapel - London, Ingleby Gallery - Edinburgh, Salon 94 - New York, Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool, Jerwood - London, Drawing Room - London - the British Library - London. Her work is in private and public collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum - London, Chelsea School of Art and Design - London, DLA Piper - London, Ferens Art Gallery - Hull, and Goldman Sachs - London.