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Blended Landscapes and Florals: Art by Frank Kusch

A painting of abstracted, blended flowersCome Find Me, oil on canvas

Frank Kusch is a Canadian painter who works in both oil and acrylic. The artist specializes in abstracted, blended landscapes and florals exploring the limits of perception. 


A painting of flowers with orange and warm tonesYou Think You Know Flowers, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the way that Frank combines abstraction with figurative modes of painting. Many of the artist’s images are composed to offer just enough detail to suggest a scene of landscape while remaining abstract enough to allow the viewer to imagine further possibilities. In other works, Frank takes a more realistic approach, blending near photo-realistic landscape and portrait paintings with a slightly surreal, dreamlike edge. 


A screen capture of Frank Kusch's art portfolio websitewww.frankkusch.com

 

The scope of the artist’s portfolio is also interesting. It’s great to see so many paintings of vastly different subjects together in one gallery. The artist’s subject matter ranges from dense forest, to vast skies, to more otherworldly compositions in deep, shadowed hues. The overall tone of the artist’s portfolio is dramatic and striking.


A painting of lights on a body of water in the darkBrecht's Challenge, oil on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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