Artist: Nick Bamford
Media: neons Lights, black Light, wood, clay, sculptures
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Nick Bamford is a graduate student here at CSULB in the BFA ceramics program. Not far from school he is from Huntington Beach, CA. While in high school he took a ceramics class and immediately fell in love with ceramics. In his free time he plays guitar and paints. One of his passions is mixed media art, which is clashing different forms of media to make a unique piece.
His pieces bring together random objects and turn them into art as a whole. The neon lights used throughout his entire exhibit make the objects sort of pop out when standing close. Some objects used were a shopping cart, spoons, cages, and flagwhich had jagged edges. Also, his art is very busy.
Nick Bamford explores different meaning through his art. He made use of random objects by creating them into art. He loves trying new things and taking on new projects. When first walking into his exhibit all I noticed were the bright neon lights and as I got closer I noticed all the random objects on top of each other.
I personally thought Bamford’s work was very busy and did not have as much meaning to me as I thought. His exhibition first caught my eye because of the bright neon lights but after walking in I wondered why there was a bunch on random “junk” piled up on each other. I also think his style is very unique and out of the ordinary. It makes me want to try something new.