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, Former Senior Curator Riverside Art Museum.)


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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.