Johann Büsen, portrait, photo credits - Birke

Johann Buesen /   Johann Büsen

Germany 1984

Street Art, Pop Art, Digital Art, Photography, Illustration, Design

Johann Buesen
Johann Büsen
August 20, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Johann Büsen is a German artist and designer known for his colourful digital paintings that play with the imagination and the memory of the viewer.

Johann Büsen’s Digital Collages

Instead of color and paintbrush, Berlin-based artist uses his computer, a graphic tablet and a scanner to create impressive digital artworks. The elements of Comic, Pop-Art, Surrealism and Street Art are combined with numberless images resulting in a mixture of countless different motives.

Johann Busen - Floating, 2014, photo credits - artist
Johann Busen – Floating, 2014

Büsen created those images as animated short movies. The “painting” and “drawing” of such an artwork requires a knowledge of various programs and the Provision of hardware that goes beyond the usual limits: Büsen prints his pictures directly onto the canvas using a large-capacity printer.

Multi-Layered Art

Büsen works with topics and quotations from politics, movies, science, nature, art, literature, and everyday live. Marking his own particular artistic style as controlled and consistent chaos, the artist brings captivating picturesque experiences.
In his amazingly creative multi-layered cosmos it’s always possible to find something fresh. Colored, ornamental, his artworks are the bridges from analog to digital world, from the complexity of everyday life to art.

Left - Johann Busen - Oposition, 2015, Right - Johann Busen - Cleaner, 2013, photo credits - artist, digital paintings
Left: Johann Busen – Oposition, 2015 / Right: Johann Busen – Cleaner, 2013

Academic Backgroung and Exhibitions

Büsen was born in 1984 in Paderborn, a city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied from 2005 to 2010 at the University of the Arts in Bremen.

Since he has shown his early works at his first group exhibition in 2003 at Galerie Des Westens in Bremen, Büsen has participated at more than 100 individual and collective exhibitions in Germany and internationally, including at Galerie Brennecke, Berlin (2015); Stadtische Galerie, Bremen (2014; 2012); Galerie Der Kunstler, Munchen (2014); 30Works Galerie, Cologne (2013); Evelyn Drewes Galerie, Hamburg (2013); and Art Raw Gallery, New York (2009), to name a few.

He is represented by 30Works Galerie in Cologne.

Johann Büsen lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Don't Look BackGalerie Brennecke, BerlinGroup
2015WeltraumRathausgalerie Kunsthalle, MunchenGroup
2015ArtmucPraterinsel, MunchenGroup
2015FarbraumUniversum, BremenGroup
201437. Bremer Forderpreis Fur Bildende KunstStadtische Galerie, BremenGroup
2014Urban Art - Wie Die Street Art Ins Museum KamSchloss AgathenburgGroup
2014What If?Galerie Neurotitan, BerlinGroup
2014VideodoxGalerie Der Kunstler, MunchenGroup
2014Kunstsalon 2014 - Licht Und Schattenagyptisches Museum, MunchenGroup
2014Perceived SimilaritiesGalerie Kristine Hamann, WismarGroup
2014Passwort 3Zi Zeicheninstitut, KasselGroup
2014Blooom Award - The Converging Art ShowMessehalle, KolnGroup
20148. KunstfruhlingGalerie Lake, Guterbahnhof, BremenGroup
2014Second ViewVenet-Haus Galerie, Neu-UlmGroup
2014In BetweenGalerie Brennecke, BerlinSolo
2014Neon VisionVenet-Haus Galerie, Neu-UlmSolo
2014Twisted SignsKunstforderverein, WeinheimSolo
2014Scripted RealityGalerie Monch, BremenSolo
2013Nordwestkunst - Die NominiertenKunsthalle, WilhelmshavenGroup
2013Discover MeOstfriesisches Landesmuseum, EmdenGroup
2013899 KmGalerie Im Traklhaus, SalzburgGroup
2013Pure Pop Art Ii30Works Galerie, KolnGroup
2013Anonyme ZeichnerDelikatessenhaus, LeipzigGroup
2013SchlaglichterArtdocks, BremenGroup
2013Covern - Bbk JahresausstellungSpedition, BremenGroup
2013Mein Gespiegeltes SelbstKunstpalais, RastedeGroup
2013Tetrapack 6.0Stadtische Galerie, PetershagenGroup
2013ConnectedGalerie Kunstmix, BremenGroup
2013Internationale VideotageG.A.S-Station, BerlinGroup
2013KunstauktionKulturkirche, BremenGroup
2013Affordable Art FairEvelyn Drewes Galerie, HamburgGroup
2013CoexistenceEvelyn Drewes Galerie, HamburgSolo
2013Hide + SeekNwwk Neuer Worpsweder Kunstverein, WorpswedeSolo
2013Side EffectGalerie Lake, OldenburgSolo
2012Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NrwMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2012Mediated VisionsGalerie Wedding, BerlinGroup
2012Salon SchwarzenbergGalerie Neurotitan, BerlinGroup
2012Bubble Up30Works Galerie, KolnGroup
2012ExcursionGalerie G.A.S-Station, BerlinSolo
2012Re:SortGalerie Am Stall, HudeSolo
2012Hidden PlacesGalerie Stewner, LubeckSolo
2012Unter DruckStadtische Galerie, BremenGroup
2012Ansichten - AussichtenBbk Galerie Vorortost, LeipzigGroup
20128Stunden27Guterbahnhof, BremenGroup
2012PrivatbesitzStadtische Galerie, BremenGroup
2012Werner-Kuhl-PreisKreismuseum, SykeGroup
2012Art KarlsruheGalerie Brennecke, Messegelande, KarlsruheGroup
2012Tetrapack 5.0Kunstverein, WedemarkGroup
2012The Stream Of No UnconsciousnessKreuzberg Pavillon, BerlinGroup
2011KurzurlaubGalerie Mitte, BremenSolo
2011Re-Vision (Mit Erika Plamann)Rkk Galerie, BremenSolo
201134. Bremer Forderpreis Fur Bildende KunstStadtische Galerie, BremenGroup
2011Tete-A-TeteGalerie Brennecke, BerlinGroup
2011Line Up!30Works Galerie, KolnGroup
2011KunstfruhlingGuterbahnhof, BremenGroup
2011Krieg Im FriedenKunstpavillon, MunchenGroup
2011Was Geht.Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, BremenGroup
2011Blick Nach DraussenPalais RastedeGroup
2011Open Art SpaceEhemalige Brauerei, PotsdamGroup
2011Abriss VerbotenMeeraner KunstvereinGroup
2011Urlaub In BerlinAtelierhof Kreuzberg, BerlinGroup
2011Tetrapack 4.0Atelierhof Galerie, BremenGroup
2011Accrochage 5Galerie 149, BremenGroup
2010Fasten Seat BeltsKunstverein Achim, Solo
2010Schubert & Busen (Mit Benjamin Schubert)Monument Art Galerie, JettingenSolo
2010Binar (Mit Tom Gefken)Galerie Des Westens, BremenSolo
2010Human PlaygroundGalerie Dechanatstrasse, BremenSolo
2010Plastic PlanetKunstsalon Leuwer, BremenSolo
2010Zeitges(Ch)EhenGalerie Im Rathaus, BerlinGroup
2010Das DingG.A.S-Station, BerlinGroup
2010Paula-Modersohn-Becker KunstpreisKunsthalle Worpswede Group
2010Contemporary Art RuhrWeltkulturerbe Zollverein, EssenGroup
2010Tetrapack 3.0Galerie 149, BremerhavenGroup
2010IbugTextilwerk, MeeraneGroup
2010WunderlandGalerie Flut, BremenGroup
2010Accrochage 4Galerie 149, BremerhavenGroup
2009Pop-UpStadtische Galerie Im Konigin-Christinen-Haus, ZevenSolo
200915 Positionen Zeitgenossischer KunstVorwerk, SykeGroup
2009Inaugural ExhibitArt Raw Gallery, New YorkGroup
2009Schwarzer FreitagGalerie Herold, BremenGroup
2009UnantastbarKulturkirche, BremenGroup
2009Tetrapack 2.0Galerie N, NienburgGroup
2009SichtprobenGalerie Des Westens, BremenGroup
2009ArtenvielfaltHafenateliers Kap-Horn, BremenGroup
2008InterruptGalerie Des Westens, BremenSolo
2008LeonardoKunstmuseum Walter, AugsburgGroup
2008Anonyme ZeichnerKunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, BerlinGroup
2008High FashionKunstmuseum, WolfsburgGroup
2008En VogueHohenzollernbrucke / Bogen 2, KolnGroup
2008EmbodymentsNeues Museum Weserburg, BremenGroup
2008SchmerzWilhelm-Fabry-Museum, HildenGroup
2008PanikGalerie Herold, BremenGroup
2008Kunst Und UmweltStadtische Galerie, GustrowGroup
2008New TalentsGalerie Noah, AugsburgGroup
2008Utopie Des RaumsNational Museum Of Fine Arts, KirgistanGroup
2007Natur - MenschNationalpark Harz, Sankt AndreasbergGroup
2007MadonnaKulturkirche, BremenGroup
2007KunstquadrateWeltkulturerbe Zollverein, EssenGroup
2007Who Said That We Have To Be StrongBrancaleone, RomGroup
2007Nord ArtKunst In Der Carlshutte, RendsburgGroup
2007SeelenlandschaftenSchloss Freienfels, HollfeldGroup
2006UpperworldRiensberg Residenz, BremenSolo
200683. HerbstausstellungStadtische Galerie Kubus, HannoverGroup
2006Neue VerbindungenRathaus, BremenGroup
2006Kunst Und UmweltStadtische Galerie, GustrowGroup
2006Nord ArtKunst In Der Carlshutte, RendsburgGroup
2006GlobalGesellschaftshaus, KirnGroup
2005SwiftSchlemminger & Loch-Falge, BremenSolo
2005Wer Visionen Hat Soll Zum Arzt GehenGesellschaft Fur Aktuelle Kunst, BremenGroup
2005Position Und PoesieGalerie Cornelius Hertz, BremenGroup
2005FlohmarktGalerie Des Westens, BremenGroup
2005Variationen In GelbMedienzentrum, BremenGroup
2005Kunst In Der StaplerhalleEnergieleitzentrale, BremenGroup
2004Ginko, Lorbeer, ChlorophyllMedienzentrum, BremenGroup
2003SpielzeugGalerie Des Westens, BremenGroup