Michael (M.T.) Bush
“HEAVY IS THE HEAD”
Size: 41.5″ x 31.5″ x 4″
Gallery Affiliation: Hayley Gallery
MT Bush is a self-taught artist who calls Columbus home. He experiments with different paint mediums on canvas to push his creative process. He uses unconventional items to move and manipulate the paint. Water is also used in the creation of his work, which brings the fluid motions in his abstractions to life. His new work consists of paintings inspired by the Pareidoila Syndrome (Rorschach ink blot test). This syndrome is defined as a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus, often an image, being perceived as significant. It is the same as seeing images of animals or faces in clouds. His intent is to challenge the viewer to define images in the work, either intentional or unintentional. His work is inspired by artists such as Rothko, Richter, de Kooning, and Bourguignon.