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Sydney Busic is a visual artist who uses oil paint and traditional drawing tools to depict representations of the figure. She was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and after a brief year of studying art at Pratt Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute in upstate New York, she moved back to Southern California and continued her education at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work deals with concepts of the self in the postmodern condition through the figure that is often contorted and exists in representations of psychological space. Her experience growing up as a queer woman is one that she shares in her paintings, as it shaped her empirical knowledge of the world around her as well as how her body is situated in it. She is inspired by artists such as Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Nicole Eisenman, and Luis Caballero. Sydney currently lives in her apartment with her copious amounts of plants in Los Angeles and will graduate in 2021 for her BFA with a focus in painting and a double minor in Art History and Graphic Design. 

Using contemporary and traditional techniques of portraying the body, I attempt to deal with intrapersonal relationships one has with the self. The bodies shown in this series are contorted and manipulated with perspectival tools that allow the body to come forth and recede into the 72” x 60” canvases. Through the experience of seeing the painted figures, it is my goal that the viewer is able to viscerally recognize how it feels to assume the gesture of the figure in question. 

 

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"Through the experience of seeing the painted figures, it is my goal that the viewer is able to viscerally recognize how it feels to assume the gesture of the figure in question. "
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In order are as follows:

 

Gregor’s Room, 2020

72” x 60”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

 

Little Fable, 2019

72” x 60”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

 

Force Field, 2019

72” x 60”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas