Armed with palette knives, scrapers and whatever she can find in hardware stores, San Francisco-based artist Lindsey Kustusch applies multiple layers of paint onto her canvas to create textured cityscape paintings in beautiful and somewhat abstract composition. Her selected pieces below portray dark and chaotic urban landscapes, capturing a disturbing ambiance, where her slightly erratic strokes add charm and dramatic effects. Inspired by the urban living, and having lived in the Bay Area for almost 15 years, Lindsey chronicles the fleeting moments of life in her own way — painting “the quiet, the chaotic, the intimate, the nitty gritty nooks and crannys” of daily life in urban settings.
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Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 15 years, city living has played a major role in the development of my work. The energy of urban life inspires me to experiment with tools and techniques, continuously evolving along with my subject matter. I have a layered approach to building a painting making heavy use of palette knives, battered brushes and hardware store finds.
All images courtesy of Lindsey Kustusch, and are published with permission.