Works by Romson Bustillo

Exhibition is on display until March 31, 2006
Williamsburgh Library, Art Gallery
(branch info)

 

Works by Romson Bustillo

An exhibition of paintings and mixed media

A significant part of my work explores the role individuals and groups assume as they pass and/or enter new environments and cultures. Reference points include the arts of the Philippines, S.E. Asian and Austronesian (MalayoPolynesian) arts in general, the Catalan Masters Tapies, Miro and Gaudi, and popular American culture. How we maintain our unique identities as we assimilate "culture" and how we look at broader concepts of globalization and indigenization are questions that increasingly surface in my work.



 

Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines. His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally, including ArtCol Trust, the Washington State Art Commission, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum. He has been an artist in residence and instructor for Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum, and an NEA supported AIR for the Tacoma Art Museum. He is primarily a self taught artist.