The acrylic paintings of Bulsby "Buzz" Duncan bring together elements from several generations of the vernacular in art to create something completely new. Duncan's paintings vary widely in style; some are text-heavy, others play with the same kind of bold colors and graphic lines that Keith Haring did, and still others embrace the subtle chaos of Neo-Dada. With some works he exercises great control, creating regular lines and exploring careful patterns. With others, his hand changes seemingly spontaneously from one aesthetic to another. What unites all his pieces into a body of work is the obvious firestorm of thought behind them.
Duncan's work certainly contains political elements, including gun imagery and commentary on violence that ties into today's current events. He also creates work that use more general references, such as depictions of human faces, figures, and technology. Many pieces are completely non-representative, relying on strong color choices and evocative textures to tell the story.
Duncan was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Washington, D.C. He has exhibited extensively in D.C., including two solo shows.