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N O R M A N   B U S S E

Norman Busse

Guelph, ON N1E 6S4


519.265.6916

​norman.busse@gmail.com

Norman Busse is a new and emerging Canadian artist.
​His passion and ideas spill into a  variety of landscapes, figurative, and narrative artworks. 

Norman has exhibited some of his works in Ontario at different galleries, and has works in many private collections.

Please enjoy this website and if you are interested in any of his pieces or would like to have him exhibit in your gallery please contact him by phone or e-mail with the information provided.



ARTIST STATEMENT


     My earliest connections with paintings have always been works that contain the figure, and its context, and what is implied by this. I like works that make me ask questions, sleuthing out hidden meanings in the work. I like works from the early Renaissance, through the Dutch masters, from Velasquez through to Manet, and into the twentieth century with artists like Beckman, Bacon, Fischl, Hopper, Colville, Jeff Wall to name a few.

     I am interested in an obscured narrative, of the absurd, of irony and displacement. I often feel that Dada was the first truly modern Art movement. I find in my own Art practice, it is an enjoyable challenge to combine images of people, objects, and environments in order to create a picture that invites multiple interpretations, and that this sometimes unsettling ambiguity is where the fun is for me.
     I pull from my own childhood and family histories, from my recollection of historical events, popular culture, ideas and archetypes that recur in the history of Art.
     I feel that my work has a sense of the absurd, of the sense of disconnect and alienation of the modern world, of individuals haunted by their past and their own mortality, or people struggling with their own sense of who they are.


1987 - Specialized Honours in Visual Arts, B.A. University of Guelph
1989 - Bachelor of Education, Queens University
1989 to Present - Visual Art & English Teacher, Halton School Board
1993 - One Man Show, Bookshelf Cafe, Guelph, ON
2000 - One Man Show, The Black Mustard, Guelph, ON
2007 - Group Show, Alma Gallery, Guelph, ON
2011 - One Man Show, The Roxy, Acton, ON
2012 - One Man Show, The Roxy, Acton, ON
2013 - Group Show, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, ON
2014 - Painting Prize, Elora Arts Council Juried Show
2014 - Group Show, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, ON

2015 - Group Show, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville , ON

2015 - Elora Arts Council Juried Show

2015 - Durham Contemporary Art Gallery Kunterbunt Group Show

2016- Group Show, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, On.

2016- Elora Arts Council Juried Show

2016- One Man Show,Waterloo Courthouse, Waterloo, On.

2017- Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2017- Art Sale, The Art Gallery of Hamilton

2017- Group Show, Oakville Town Hall,  Oakville On.

2017- Elora Arts Council Juried Show

2018-Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2018- Two artist show, Minarovich Gallery