Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Andre Ritter

Artist:Andre Ritter

Exhibition:    FUSE: Join to Form; Single Entity

Media: Metals

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East

Website: No website available

Instagram: No Instagram available


About the Artist: 

Andre graduated from CSULB last spring with a BFA in Metals. He finds himself inspired by nature and  objects that have a lot of details.He also enjoys looking at other artists creations. Andre is currently setting up a pilot art program for his sons elementary school. If the program is successful there is a strong possibility it would spread through the Long beach school district.

Formal Analysis:

You can see a Tiki influence in Andre’s designs. Especially when you look at the hat with the multi color feathers coming from the top. Andres creations all have a lot of detail and pieces to them. He uses a lot of metal medallions with different patterns and designs stamped into them. Each medallion is different and very intricate.

Content Analysis:

Andre told us that he loves detail and it shows in his work. Every piece that he had on display in the gallery was very intricate. It is like each piece has about fifty smaller pieces attached to it.


This gallery featured many creations from multiple artists. I found Andre’s creations very imaginative. I found talking with Andre to be very informative also. He told us that metal working is pretty much the same since medieval times.  I like the idea that metal could be both adaptable and rigid. You do not immediately think of metal as being malleable but under the right conditions it can change its shape very easily. I can easily see how that statement could be applied to people.




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