Artist: Juliana Bustillo & Tidawhitney Lek
Exhibition: Doodles in Space
Media: Tissue paper, Installation
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery
Instagram: @juliaanaaaab , @tidawhitney
Juliana Bustillo & Tidawhitney Lek had quite similar back stories. They both are enduring their last year at CSULB in the road of getting their BFA in drawing and painting. Similarly, they both grew up drawing here and there but eventually found a much greater passion for art later in life. Bustillo’s passion began in college after a semester without an art class; this lead to a realization that she enjoyed art and wanted to pursue it. Lek’s passion began in high school when one of her teacher’s taught her how to oil paint. They both want to attend grad school and continue their education in art and painting.
Everything in this exhibit was black and white. The floors of the gallery were covered white white dry wall which gave the effect and illusion of continuance. The shapes in the space were geometrical, but not very symmetrical. The tissue paper was crumbled and hung from the ceiling and neatly pasted on the wall. The exhibit has overlapping rhythms throughout it which I really enjoyed.
Juliana Bustillo and Tidawhitney Lek had began their art pieces with loads of color, however they have started to admire and lean towards black & white doodles and the simplicity of it. They wanted to emphasize that doodles are not art and they can express more about the mind that other art styles. They are simply standing up for the idea doodles.
I really enjoyed this art piece. One reason was because I am quite the simple person so having plain and simple colors throughout the whole exhibit really appealed to me. Also, I liked the meaning behind the exhibit and really thought they brought life to it.