Welcome to EmptyBush art!!!

Michael Bush, born in 1975 in Gary, Indiana, and now resides Columbus, OH, is a self-taught abstract artist. He has been selected to participate in many juried shows in and around Ohio including Art for Life and the Ohio State Fair Professional Division. He is represented by Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio.

The process I use for creating my work is as much of a science experiment as it is art. To create the motion and texture in my work I rely in chemical reactions of the material itself. After laying down an acrylic background, I begin to build depth and texture with spray paint. I explore the fluidity of my work through in an organically manipulated process. I pour watered down acrylic paint over the background and then use my overspray technique to manipulate the water and paint to engage with one another. While the paints and pigments are still in motion, I spray enamel to break apart and shape the acrylic and spray paints. This causes the chemicals in the spray paints to break down and separate, creating the lines and tonal changes. I repeat this process for several colors and layers until desired image emerges. I will then go over the piece one more time with acrylic paint to feature and highlight key areas of the piece, finishing it off with a clear enamel spray to seal the paint. This also adds the gloss finish, which defines the colors, texture, and depth of the work.

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