Week 13 Artist Conversation – hangtags #NickBamford #gatov #Markjgatovgallery
Enrique Plascencia 04 – 24 -16
Exhibition Information – Artist – Nick Bamford
Exhibition – Untitled
Media – ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, black lights, Resin, Silicone, plaster, cement,
Gallery – CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website – none
Instagram – nickbamf4d
Artwork names – untitled
About the Artist – Nick Bamford is a senior, undergrad, ceramics major
Background – He is from Huntington Beach. This is his second gallery show, this
semester. After graduation, he plans to go to grad school, but he is not sure where yet.
He says that he chose to come to cal state because he had heard that the ceramic program
was pretty good. he said that his works take about five days to finish.
His interests include sculpture.
Ideas of work – He says that his work is inspired by everyday life, he loves challenging
himself to working larger and doing something different. He says that he does it to escape
for the moment.
Formal analysis – His work are very long and large sculptures of mixed materials like
found objects, old toys, shopping carts, drawings, birdcages, shoes, stuffed birds, cats,
machines, tools, fans, and etc. the works were glow in the dark thanks to the backlight.
The works have formal qualities of many different lines, shapes, colors, sizes.
The different materials also have different textures,
Content analysis – He said that his work is about placing things together to see how they
look and how they make him feel.
Synthesis. my experience – I liked his work because of the black lights and the glow in the
dark, the abstract qualities were also interesting. All the different shapes and things, that
you have to take time to look at and analyze.
In conclusion, it was a good conversation, here are some photos.