Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Nick Bamford

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INFO BLOCK

Artist: Nick Bamford

ExhibitionUntitled

Media: UV Lights, Neon lights, Light Sculptures

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: N/A

Instagram: @nickbamf4d

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nick is a graduate student, he went to Yale, wow. Never met somebody from the Ivy League, until now. Anyways, Nick is going to get his degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts. Nick likes to build things, that’s basically his interests which reflects a lot on the work he’s put up. Onto the art..

FORMAL ANALYSIS

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Nick made these large sculptures that consisted of UV lights and neon lights. It included moving parts such as a fan. In some perspectives of the sculptures, they could almost be seen as a person (?) but to me they were disorganized in a good way. Everything was plopped together in the right way and in the right spot.

CONTENT ANALYSIS

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The dimly lit room made for an excellent environment for the sculpture. It was made out of lights that shined bright and screamed out attention, for good reason. I liked the UV lights as they created a more fluorescent vibe throughout the room and really made the neon lights stand out more. It looked like a night club squished into a sculpture.

SYNTHESIS

Overall, the pieces were really eye catching. The lights stood out, the pieces he used were very.. bizarre but it worked perfectly. I hope this isn’t insulting to Nick but remember that show iCarly where her older brother Spencer made those crazy sculptures? This is what I imagined. Keep up the great work Nick, love these pieces!

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