Artist: Juliana Bustillo and Tidawhitney Lek
Exhibition: Doodles in Space
Media: Paper and Wire
Gallery: Werby Gallery
Instagrams: @juliaanaa22b, @tidawhitney
For this weeks artist conversation I talked to Juliana Bustillo and Tidawhitney Lek. They are both seniors getting their BFA in Drawing and Painting. They will be graduating at the end of the semester and both plan to go to grad school somewhere on the east coast. The two said they chose to work together on this project because they noticed they had similar styles and say they both “use too much of everything” in their artwork and both wanted to eliminate color. They did an outstanding job on their instillation.
Bustillo and Lek’s instillation is called “Doodles and Space” and that exactly what it is. The girls defined doodles as “a mindless act in which the conscious mind is subdued and the focal is highly performed.” Their instillation was just a beautiful mess of black and white that looks to be put together with no rhyme or reason to the madness, just like doodles are.
The piece was so divided irratic but cohesive at the same time. They used black and white paper throughout the instillation and created so many different things. The paper was crumpled up into a giant mess in one corner of the room and cut into perfect diamonds spread intricately across the floor in another. I really like how they used the same medium to create so many different things.