Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Nick Bamford

Artist: Nick Bamford

Exhibition: Untitled

Media: Wood, foam, clay, mixed media

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: None

Instagram: @nickbamf4d

Nicks artwork  shows his interest of taking apart and putting things together to create something new and amazing. He is about to graduate this semester for his BFA in Ceramics.

His art had many straight lines and lots of color. The media he used was clay, paint, lights, grocery cart, plastic skulls, fake legs, and so much more. The way his is set up makes each one seem like its own new creation even though each lit up in the same dark room. He took five days to make his piece that had a grocery cart in it.

Nick’s artwork is meant to show new emotion to art. By adding the neon and black lights he is able to portray a new experience to his art.By doing this he feels that is brings more uniqueness and artistic meaning.

The moment I enter into the exhibit i was mesmerized by the use of light to give off a new mood when looking at art. I liked how the lights were set up so that it looked like beams of light coming out of the art. The way everything is positioned on top of each other made my eyes keep moving to different spots and notice all the small details put into it. His exhibit was like entering a rave and seeing the black light, all that was missing was the bass filled music.


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