©Stuart Bush, The Rush 2016 
oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm 

©Stuart Bush, Nobodies fault, 2016
oil on board 70 x 50 cm

©Stuart Bush, A moment of truth 2016
oil on board 30.5 x 40.6 cm

I am interested in the exploration of painting as a vehicle for visual thinking.  I believe painting and playing with form inside the composition has the potential to capture the most important kind of expression and I see it as a foundation of thinking itself.  My studio is a place I can go to and using painting techniques, process the world and it’s complexities.
I start with fragments – the gesture of a person that intrigues me. Painting freely quickly and intuitively. There are meanings to the shape and colours, painting as a means to get to something. The creativity in the work lies in finding the balance and tension between the relationship, between abstract forms, painterly marks and between figurative forms.