Stephen Bush graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Fine Arts in 1978 and has since gone on to have a prolific professional career, recognized in Australia and beyond. Bush’s career has been built on a series of works; each created through a different aesthetic approach yet linked by a penchant for incongruence. Beekeepers, rubbish bins, alpine scenes, Babar the elephant, men on horse: his chosen subjects are diverse and atypical. Bush’s painterly range is as varied and free flowing as his subject matter. Moving from lurid abstraction to figuration realism, he creates guttural juxtapositions of the visceral and the sublime.