Peter Linde Busk @ Saatchi Gallery

Titles referencing the Rolling Stones or David Bowie's Rock n Roll Suicide complicate our experience of Danish artist Peter Linde Busk's paintings.  I was bowled over by the range and fluidity of his material handling, so there are a lot of details below, but I also remained curious about his inspiration.

Here's an except from an interview about his uncanny paintings from Where's Art that helps provide a window into his thinking.

The titles do not describe what the painting depicts, or explain what the painting ‘is about’. So what is the function of the titles you might ask… this is quite difficult to explain because I use the them in different ways: sometimes they work as a self-deprecating remark coming from the painting or the figure in the painting – a bit like an actor saying a line; sometimes it’s a remark from me about the process of making the painting, often an expression of disappointment in the finished painting or a comment on the process of making the painting. Sometimes the title conveys an atmosphere that it shares with the painting, a bit like in films or often in TV series in the end of the episode when the director/ creator picks a song that might not have anything to do directly with the theme or conflict in the episode – but it conveys the same atmosphere. more 

Peter Linde Busk, I've Got No Expectations to Pass Through Here Again, 2011

detail: Peter Linde Busk, I've Got No Expectations to Pass Through Here Again 

detail: Peter Linde Busk, I've Got No Expectations to Pass Through Here Again 

detail: Peter Linde Busk, I've Got No Expectations to Pass Through Here Again 

detail: Peter Linde Busk, I've Got No Expectations to Pass Through Here Again 

Peter Linde Busk, The Wall-To-Wall is Calling, It lingers, Then You Forget (No, No, No, No, You're A Rock N' Roll Suicide), 2010 Acrylic and crayons on canvas, 185 x 145 cm

detail: Peter Linde Busk, The Wall-To-Wall is Calling, It lingers, Then You Forget (No, No, No, No, You're A Rock N' Roll Suicide), 2010 Acrylic and crayons on canvas, 185 x 145 cm





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