Artist: Nick Bamford
Media: Wood, foam, clay, mixed media
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Nick Bamford is a senior who will be receiving his BFA in Ceramics this semester. Art is a major part of his life for him and he has a passion for sculpture and ceramics. Nick grew up drawing and painting as a child and in high school, he took a ceramics class which sparked what he wanted to study in college.
Before I even looked at Nicks art work, I liked how it was already a lot different from the usual art pieces we see on Thursdays. 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. It indeed was a bit different than what we usually look at but it still all fit together and made sense.
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 a bit different. He also adds his own personal touches to every sculpture to add more personal value to them. His take on his pieces is combing light with ceramics.
I enjoyed listening to him and viewing his work because I too feel that it is very important to see and do new things even if they’re a little different than what people are used to.