Bussel presents us not with portraits, not with fully fleshed out humans, but with highly stylized, nearly identical renditions of nearly featureless heads, invariably seen in profile. These ciphers are empty enough to contain us and full enough to exclude us, full enough to represent us and empty enough to confound our associations. They do not speak about humanity or even to humanity, they speak for humanity.  (Peter Frank, Art Critic and Former Senior Curator Riverside Art Museum.)

 

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Faces No. 25
Faces No. 25

2009, Mixed Media - Sand, Acrylic on Canvas, Wire Mesh, 96 in x 84 in x 36 in.

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The Living Monument Project
The Living Monument Project

Conceptual. 2007. This work is part of the Living Monument Project which was unveiled publicly for the first time in 2008 at the Beijing World Art Museum and later in 2009 displayed at the National Gallery for Foreign Art before being donated to the Military Medical Academy, one of the largest government run hospitals in Bulgaria.

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Faces No. 37
Faces No. 37

National Gallery for Foreign Art. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2009. Plaster on Bed Springs.

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Faces No. 36
Faces No. 36

National Gallery for Foreign Art. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2009. Plaster on Bed Springs, Rope.

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2012. Tel Aviv, Israel. Charcoal on Nylon.

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2015. Sand, Charcoal, Acrylic on Canvas. 108 in x 84 in.

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Faces No. 38
Faces No. 38

National Gallery for Foreign Art. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2009. Steel.

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Faces No. 19
Faces No. 19

Beijing World Art Museum. Beijing, China. 2008. Steel.

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Faces No. 19
Faces No. 19

Beijing World Art Museum. Beijing, China. 2008. Steel.

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Faces No. 23
Faces No. 23

El Segundo, California. 2009. Plaster on Aluminum. 352 in x 95 in.

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2014. Charcoal and Rope on Burlap.

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Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas.

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2014. Acrylic, Charcoal and Sand on Burlap.

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Faces No. 21
Faces No. 21

2008. Acrylic on Steel, 48 in x 60 in.

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Plaster, Acrylic and Rope on Canvas.

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Faces No. 20
Faces No. 20

Beijing World Art Museum. Beijing, China. 2008. Wood Sticks, Chains.

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Faces No. 20
Faces No. 20

Beijing World Art Museum. Beijing, China. 2008. Wood Sticks, Chains.

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Faces No. 15
Faces No. 15

2007. Acrylic, Plaster, Wood Sticks, Rope on Canvas. 25 in x 46 in.

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El Segundo, California. 2013. Plaster.

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