Week 13 – Artist Conversation- Nick Bamford

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Artist: Nick Bamford

Media: Neons Lights, Black Light, Contemporary Art, Ceramics, Sculptures

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: N/A

Instagram: @nickbamf4d

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nick is a graduate student at CSULB. He has attended Yale University and UCLA. He from Huntington Beach, not far from Long Beach. On his free time he likes to create more works of art because it takes up most of his time anyway. He doesn’t really like planning thing out, just doing something that comes off the top of his head at that moment.

FORMAL ANALYSIS

By looking at his art, it is very different from what I have seen. For example the use of neon lights and black light was very cool. It gives the sculpture a very distinct look to it with the glow from the black light and the color to stand out from the neon lights. The objects he used for his sculptures were very recognizable such as a shopping cart, cages, spoons, ETC

CONTENT ANALYSIS

Nick Bamford explores different meaning in his art. He tries to find objects and create another function or use for it. He thinks outside the box. He shows very well that normal, everyday objects or even the most random objects can too be considered art. He wants people to interpret his art and find their own meaning.

SYNTHESIS

My final thoughts on Bamford art works are that his pieces were great. I love how he set up the pieces with neons lights and used a black light to make the sculptures glow with the material he put on the sculptures. It was also fun to glow in the dark from the black light because my jacket kinda glowed from the black light. I would recommend people to visit his exhibit, it was a blast.

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