Duane Bousfield

Studying Mythology and Art Therapy taught me how to channel my inner dream-maker. My job is to let it flow as it does every night automatically. I am responsible to train my skills to express what is in my imagination. Attend, pay attention, and tend like a gardener. Art is a window into what makes us human.

Ultimately, I want to make places to dream – for the viewer to express what they see, with or without words. Hopefully by sharing my journey, it might lighten your path.

Duane Bousfield has exhibited his art in galleries from California to New York.

Selected Collections:

Leslie-Lehmann Museum, New York, NY.

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA

Esmeralda
Oil on canvas board, 24” x 36” (61 x 91cm) $6,000

From the earth a glowing gem, Emeralds are valued for their ‘Jardin’ of cracks that catch light. This faceted landscape is an homage to their fascinating interior.

Cubed Spheres
Oil on linen, 48” x 60” X 2” (122 x 152 x 5cm) $20,000

Uniting Heaven and Earth, spheric clouds connect to cubic ground. Interwoven forms showing the interdependence of all things.

Facted Apple
Oil on canvas board, 36” x 24” (91 x 61cm) $9,000

I painted this homage to New York City to reflect the multi-faceted nature of the Big Apple. From the glittering, mirrored facades to the grungy streets, we live in a fascinating mosaic.  I moved here 25 years ago from California, and everyday something catches my eye that makes me say, ‘I love New York.’

Falling Star
Latex acrylic on acid-free matboard, 20” x 16” (51 x 41cm) $1,200

In a blaze of light, meteors enter Earth’s atmosphere as falling stars. Dancing brightly on its ultimate flight, it becomes an ugly rock… “Better to burn out than to fade away.” – Neil Young


The black ball contributes to the narrative of the meteor. Of course, the subject was not planned – it magically appeared. This balanced star has four horizontal & four vertical lines.

Refugees
Latex on paper, 20″ x 16″ (51 x 41cm) $600

Lines of struggle trudging from a colorful past through a muddy, ugly reality to the hope of a better future.

Above paintings are one of a kind, signed by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity. Prices include complimentary shipping within the U.S. and Europe.

For purchase and additional information please send me an e-mail 99@newyork5000.com

Thank you!

Biography

Duane BOUSFIELD American, b.1960

Duane Bousfield grew up in California making art from an early age. Earning a BA in Psychology, he continued studies in Art Therapy and Painting. In 1995 he moved to NYC where he lives and works today.

In his twenties, Bousfield set off to create a style of abstraction as detailed as realism, as if Vermeer painted abstractly. Inspired by Kandinsky, deKooning, Bosch, Escher, and Klee, his paintings begin with rhythmic perspective lines that weave foreground into background. Surface and medium are always emphasized with textures, scraping, dry-brush, and glazes to show energy and movement.

Bousfield has three distinct bodies of work: Abstract Landscapes, Dreamscapes & Labyrinths. ‘Abstract Landscapes’ are geometric playgrounds for the eye, where composition & color are the main concerns. ‘Dreamscapes’ are abstracted dramas of allusive figures entwined with the landscape. ‘Labyrinths’ are spontaneous one-line drawings, often into thick paint – the line can be followed like a rollercoaster or seen as a whole image.

Titles are keys, not definitions. The artist wants the viewer to see something different every time, saying, ‘that’s why they are abstract!’ They can be seen without word associations, or you can let your imagination go wild. Interpretation releases one’s inner poet and strengthens the mind’s ability to connect concepts in novel ways.

Duane Bousfield has exhibited his art in galleries from California to New York and is focused on presenting his art to a larger audience through reproductions so that everyone can own art.

Artist Statement
When I was a little boy, I looked through art books and got mad that everything was photographic, landscapes and portraits… I wanted abstractions that let me imagine.

Studying Mythology and Art Therapy taught me how to channel my inner dream-maker. My job is to let it flow as it does every night automatically. I am responsible to train my skills to express what is in my imagination. Attend, pay attention, and tend like a gardener.

Art is a window into what makes us human. Themes in my work are basic human issues such as: hopes, fears, searching, striving, love, loss, life, death, & God. Recurring images are gardens, birds, hearts, pearls, the moon, and labyrinths.

Ultimately, I want to make places to dream – for the viewer to express what they see, with or without words. Hopefully by sharing my journey, it might lighten your path.

Selected Collections: Leslie-Lehmann Museum Esalen Institute
Apple Computer

New York, NY Big Sur, CA Cupertino, CA

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  1. wow! I just love these paintings! so expressive, moving and calming at the same time!

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