Week 13) Artist Conversation – Nick Bamford

Exhibition: Untitled
Media: Mixed Media, Plaster, Clay, Cement
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery West
Website: None
Instagram: nickbamf4d

About the Artist:

Nick Bamford is currently a forth year student is CSULB, he has a BFA in Ceramics. Nick Bamford grew up in Huntington Beach area, he learn about ceramic over there too. Nick Bamford is the the only one in his family want to have a career in art field. He getting interest to ceramic while he taking art class. During his free time he like to works in art, for example drawing, sculpting, ….

Content Analysis:

Nick Bamford’s works seem to be very random and messy, but Nick Bamford share that every single piece and detail on his project represent an event or Nick Bamford himself. Nick Bamford like to go far and beyond the “normal”art, he want to be difference. He want to create something original and creative, that is how great artist become famous. Nick Bamford said that most of his material are from scrap yard, he pick the park that he like, change it visual context and then put together to become a big art piece. This way Nick Bamford can challenge himself and be able to create some of the very unique project.

Formal Analysis:

Nick Bamford’s project are out standing. Bamford change the visual of the objective but shine a difference color of light to it, some part made from a cheap plastic or a piece of cloth seem become more “fantasy like.” Nick Bamford’s project seem to be random but every single peace are carefully place in a specific order to create a balance visual.

My Experience:

I feeling about this exhibit is that some part I like it, some I don’t. It took me awhile to get used to the way that Nick Bamford display his project. I never been interest to this way of art. I like my stuff nice and clean, everything have to be in order. It is annoy me when I look at Nick Bamford’s project at first. After that I carefully observe every detail and figure out the pattern and I start to like it. We can easily saw that all Nick Bamford’s project only have one base or one leg, from that he start to build up, the higher it go the bigger the size increase. Also the color, start from the bottom, Nick Bamford use hot color like, yellow or red to decorate his base then move up to the middle, the color quickly ship to cooler tone like blue, green or purple. Once go to the top, the color getting more dynamic, it feel like a explosion. As my prediction, Nick Bamford said his art represent an event or Nick Bamford himself, so this is the way he tell his story or a good joke, there was nothing interesting at fist but in the end everybody bush out laughing.


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