SSA member Robbie Bushe’s exhibition ‘Invasions and Excavations’ is open at Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh until 8th May 2017.
Robbie Bushe’s practice centres on the depiction of detailed, narrative scenes, frequently set within expansive architectonic constructions.
This exhibition, titled Invasions and Excavations, comprises of a series of compact oil paintings portraying the artist’s visual meanderings with civic structures, institutional barriers and personal loss, with the occasional reference to his childhood obsessions of sci-fi and adventure comics. The paintings show huddles of characters who are contained, locked in or shut out; some willing victims, others fighting injustices. All have been derived from a three or four year period of intensive drawing and emerge from a combination of direct observation, visual daydreaming and pictorial mischief-making.