At 9e2 High-Tech, High-Concept Art About Living Inside a Human Body Right Now

by Jen Graves

Another piece did the same thing just as effectively but very differently: the performance of The Biology of Culture: Cue Signaling by visual artist Romson Regarde Bustillo working with dancer David Rue and the research scientist Jason Berndt. In this ingenious piece, what you'd have seen was an outer circle of people...


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Romson Regarde Bustillo arrived in the United States at the age of nine. He and his family immigrated to Seattle from Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao Island in the Philippines. He is an interdisciplinary artist working in printmaking, painting, and installation art. His work often explores place and context, how objects, found gestures, and visual cues modify, enhance, and/or divert meanings.


AUG 13, 2014

Secret Art on an Island

Romson Regarde Bustillo's Stunning Bainbridge Show

by Jen Graves

The art in the tall front windows appears to be part of the architecture. It's like a carved screen sweeping the full two-story height of this curved shoebox made of concrete and wood. Actually, it's three enormous scrolls of white paper, hand-cut into a circuit board as ornate as any mosque wall. The scrolls, hung from the ceiling inside, are cut into patterns of shapes that resemble Buddhas, or birdcages, or keyholes—or things you haven't seen yet or saw too long ago to quite recall. The cutout parts of the paper were left dangling, and in curling back downward over it, they cultivate a wilderness of moving shadows on the surface. The shadows crawl all day with the sunlight.