Derrick Buisch

Derrick Buisch is a painter who consistently seeks out new ways to experiment within the narrow avenues of paint on canvas. Certain marks, signs, scribbles, and gestures are repeated by means of projection, stencils, and transfers. A vocabulary of visual chatter celebrates the distortions, interruptions, and interference within the painted surface. These works are very straightforward, taking on subjects like imaginary monsters and buildings. The blunt nature of the subjects serves as an easy foil/mask, allowing for a range of rich experimentation with media. The physical properties of the medium are constantly stressed, questioned, tweaked, and recalibrated to keep the working visual vocabulary fresh and inventive.

Buisch has been a painting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1997 and has exhibited in many national and regional museum exhibitions. He was also a recipient of a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Learn more about Derrick.