Week 4) Artist Conversation – Samuel Jernigan

Artist: Samuel Jernigan

Exhibition: Weight of  Whimsy and Ideals

Media: Ceramics

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: www.cargocollective.com/samueljernigan

Instagram: @samueljenri


About Samuel Jernigan :

Samuel Jernigan just graduate from CSULB class of 2015. Jernigan’s work field is ceramics, he has experience with ceramic art for over a 10 years. Samuel Jernigan once has a with ceramic related and that is how he found his connection with this kind of art. His other hobby is playing instrument like guitar.

Formal Analysis :

Samuel Jernigan use ceramic for his best works, however he also done quite a number of art using woods and paints. The majority of his work are felling expression in difference angle of viewing. Samuel Jernigan tend to use multiple material on a single art piece so it very easy to stand out in everyone’s sight.

Content Analysis:

Samuel Jernigan’s motivation came from his childhood. Samuel Jernigan’s work are very emotional, it express the loneliness. As mentioned before, his art piece have difference feeling express in difference angle . Other than that it is a great mixture feeling that made the viewer to confuse, some can completely change a person’s mood. Jernigan states that when someone looks at his art, they might think it’s interesting, fun, … but once they take a look at another part, their thoughts about that specific piece of art may have a completely different interpretation.

My Experience:

This is one of the most interesting art show case I have ever visits. Samuel Jernigan use so many color, so many material is a single art piece, but it is a mixture of material done right, he use difference style in every angle, I am not get overwhelm by the contend but overwhelm the the feeling. Also the great meaning are not show on the surface it take time to identify what is the true thought behind this.

Samuel Jernigan’s ceramic doll head


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