Arlene Buster

As a result of the current era of digital technology, Arlene Buster’s paintings draw attention to the loss of privacy in our society. She calls to our attention the privacy violations we experience from webcams and other forms of surveillance technology. Several of these disturbing aspects are reflected in her oil on canvas figurative works.

Arlene Buster, an award-winning Cuban-American painter in the Los Angeles area, was born in Hoboken, NJ in 1969, the daughter of two Cuban exiles. The love of painting she developed as a young child was first nurtured by private art instruction during her late childhood years. In addition to obtaining her BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State University, she completed her studies at the Academy of Art University where she earned her MFA in Figurative Painting.


Portfolio:

Absence of Privacy

In the words of Marshall McLuhan, “Technology is just not a happenstance and not just something that got there when nobody was noticing and so, we are responsible for our technologies and the effects of our technologies, as we are responsible for tidying up our grammar.”

As a result of the current era of digital technology, Arlene Buster’s paintings draw attention to the loss of privacy in our society. She calls to our attention the privacy violations we experience from webcams and other forms of surveillance technology. Several of these disturbing aspects are reflected in her oil on canvas figurative works.

Arlene Buster, an award-winning Cuban-American painter in the Los Angeles area, was born in Hoboken, NJ in 1969, the daughter of two Cuban exiles. The love of painting she developed as a young child was first nurtured by private art instruction during her late childhood years. In addition to obtaining her BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State University, she completed her studies at the Academy of Art University where she earned her MFA in Figurative Painting.

THE BATH “THE BATH ”

OIL ON CANVAS , 24 x 48 INCHES, 2022

This painting reflects a hidden camera placed in the bathroom of a vacation rental.