Artist: Nick Bamford
Media: Mixed Media, Plaster, Clay, Cement
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov West Gallery
About the Artist:
Nick Bamford is currently a senior at CSULB. He is on track to graduate this semester with a BFA in Ceramics. Nick has plans on going to grad school to continue his art. He has not decided on which school he will attend but UCLA or Yale are on his list of options. Nick moved to Huntington beach when he was young and decided to take a ceramics class in high school. From then on art became on of his passions.
Nicks art is really intriguing to the eye. The different neon colors used really make various parts of the sculptures pop and draw in your attention. He uses different artifacts to make up a single piece. All the pieces are awkwardly shaped so Nick would have had to take in account the weight of certain object and the balance of the pieces as a whole.
For this exhibit Nick was trying to go for something unique and a little strange. Nick related that none of his pieces are random. Each piece represents a part of brought to life. Each piece incorporates different artifacts into a new and interesting visual context. The different color lights aid with the visuals especially in a very dark space like the one used for this exhibit.
I found this exhibit to be very intriguing to attend. I like the way you could view something new on each piece depending on how you where positioned in relation to the piece. I found myself in awe in how he managed to balance these pieces. They seemed to all be very top heavy with a very small supporting base.