Jane Bustin

Jane Bustin, born 1964, London, studied at Portsmouth University and lives and works in London. Her practice spans three decades of single works in painting and ceramic as well as installation, text, film and performance. The  paintings are made as sequential, monochrome abstract works, executed in a variety of mediums and surfaces.They explore the metaphysical potential for painting to ‘make visual’ philosophical concepts found primarily in modernist literature, feminism, theology as well as music and dance.The work is usually project based and can incorporate paintings, ceramic objects, text and live performance.

The works influences come from 14th century frescos, 17th century painting, Belle epoque iconography, modernist literature, Nineteenth century poetry, women artists, 70’s feminist movement, Japanese ceramics, fabrics, books, hardware stores , neon signs, cosmetics, sweet wrappers…

Bustin’s work has been exhibited widely nationally in the UK, including Kettles Yard Cambridge, Southampton Gallery, Ferens Museum Hull, Camden Arts Centre London, Whitechapel Gallery London, Walker Gallery Manchester, Jerwood space London, Drawing Room London, Mostyn Gallery Llandudno, Djanogly and internationally with solo shows in Berlin, Latvia, New York, Paris, Sydney and Auckland.

Bustin has work in public collections, including: The Rothko Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Ferens Museum and Yale Centre.