Wk 13- Artist Conversation- Nick Bamford

Artist: Nick Bamford

Exhibition:

Media: Mixed Media

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East

Website: None

Instagram: @nickbamf4d

Nick Bamford, a undergrad, is a senior in the CSULB Ceramics. He is from Huntington beach and in his free time he likes to make things and experiment with different pieces. He has also been interested in art, but it wasn’t until High School that he took a class in ceramics. From then on he has gained an interest in art, as he believes art is life. The inspiration of his art piece is taking items from their original context into a different one and uses lights to express his ideas. Although there are only a couple of actual ceramic pieces in his work, he wanted to take his sculpting into a different level.

Before I even looked at Nick Bamford’s art work, I liked how it was already a lot different from the usual art pieces. It involved a lot of different colors with the use of lights. The pieces were very visual, there were multiple forms of texture, shapes, and patterns. When I was looking at them, the pieces were kind of confusing because to be it was a bunch of interesting pieces and items put together to form different kinds of sculptures. Yet, they were all connected in a way that they had lights and they all seemed to fit together.

Nick’s art style is influenced by cubism, as he works with all different types of shapes and materials. He works with smaller sculptures to create something new and different from the traditional gallery. To give the piece some more meaning and personal value to it, he even added personal items in his pieces. His work is a different take on blending ceramics with lighting. He focuses on the form and structure of all his work. Trying something new, lead him to create vibrate and interesting art pieces.

I think that exploring with new things and trying new things are important in live. There are many opportunities where we are exposed to try new things everyday, or do something we normally won’t do. It’s important to be open, and experiment out of your comfort zone.

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