Artist: Nick Bamford
Media: Plaster, Wood, Found Objects, Cement
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
About the Artist
Nick has lived in Huntington Beach, California since he was younger. He actually was born up north. He is an undergraduate here in School od Arts Ceramics in CSULB. He’s actually about to graduate, he only has one more semester left. After he graduates he still wants to continue with school. He is either wanting to go to Yale or UCLA which are really great schools. His love for ceramics actually started in high school. He had taken a class there and when he pursued art he knew he wanted to do ceramics.
His point for his art is to bring these random items that he places into his art into reality. His objects items include found objects and his personal items. All his work doesn’t have a specific shape but all his art pieces are extremely tall. His work also incorporates a lot of different and very bright colors. Even though there are a lot of things in his art and there are a lot of things happening in his art, it actually all comes together to make something wonderful.
All his art is very unique because it brings ceramics and other items that have nothing to do with each other, together. His point of putting his art in a dark room was so that his art could stand out from the rest of the art. His favorite is the one that has a mini shopping cart. He enjoys placing things together as one and see what effect they have on someone’s emotions.
I really enjoyed his work because of the black Light and how it made his work pop out. I also really enjoyed that fact that it was in the dark and that it had lights because that just made his art really unique.