Category Archives: Artist Interviews

Week 15 – Artist Interview – Troy Rounseville

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This week’s exhibit was quite cool, I got to walk inside a mirror room. The exhibit brought to us by Troy displayed a ton of instruments that were hooked up to speakers. At the center of the room was another room furnished completely with mirrors. This room felt like something out of a circus.  The first thought that came to me was “dang I wished there was lasers in here, that would sooooo cool!!” That would definitely be a trip hahaha. I like how Troy integrated so many senses into his art, it is really unique seeing as well as hearing the art piece. It makes the experience a lot more intereting!

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Week 13 – Artist Interview – Jeff Dulla

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This week in the art galleries, i got to look at Jeff Dulla’s artwork. His artwork is very colorful and abstract. I was quite surprised by this week’s art pieces, they were all very colorful and Jeff’s work in particular is very detailed. His artwork gives off a feeling that it is lively. You can feel the movements in the pictures he paints. I would definitely want to buy his artwork if i had enough money.

Week 12 – Classmate Interview – Savannah Cheung

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(Me, Savannah Cheung, Denzel Belleza)

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Savannah Cheung. Savannah is currently a undeclared freshman attending CSULB. I ask Savannah where she is from and she says “San Gabriel”. I was pretty mean and told her that San Gabriel is really hot and there nothing really to do besides eating delicious Chinese food and drinking boba milk teas. San Gabriel is pretty far so Savannah currently dorms at Parkside which is awesome, I always wanted to dorm… In Savannah’s free time, she likes to listen to music(alternative), hang out with her friends, and play console games(first person shooters); she’s every geek’s dream girl AMIRITE LOL. Anyways, I later ask Savannah what makes her enthusiast about, she say that’s she’s enthusiast about life.. That answer alone tells me almost nothing about Savannah hahaha… but I suppose everyone is enthusiast about life in some ways.. Later, I ask Savannah what ethnicity she is and she says she is a mixture of Chinese and a hint mystery. Mystery being a sparkle of thai and a whole mixture of other ethnicities. I think it’s really cool since in also half Chinese. Anyways Savannah is pretty chill and down to earth, meet her!

Week 12 – Artist Interview – Angie Samblotte

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This week at CSULB’S art gallery, I was able to view Angie Samblotte and Lacy McCune’s gallery, Taking my Time in the Paradigm. Angie Samblotte’s art pieces consists of the works titled Banana Peelings, The Red Bell Pepper, Cabbage Saviour, and etc.. There were a lot of Lacy McCune’s art work but my favorite was Five Million Year Friend. Lacy and Angie’s artwork is based around the idea that everything changes. Their philosophy is to slow down and see the beauty in the mundane things. I think Lacy’s art piece, Five Million Year Friend, really portrays their idea in the most blunt way. The piece depicts stalagmites which are rock formations that takes thousands of years to form since it is created from a drip process. The formations are beautiful throughout every second it takes to form. The process itself is really mindblowing. The message behind Angie and Lacy’s artwork is very meaningful which is why I picked it as my favorite this week.

Week 11 – Artist Interview – Romina Del Castillo

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This week at CSULB’s art gallery, I had the chance to view Romina Del Castillo’s art work. Castillo’s art is very captivating, the artist’s paintings express very dark and sad emotions. Castillo’s art is drawn using charcoal. Her art seems very deep, each of her art pieces hold a lot of emotion and each art piece seems to speak to the audience. The third drawing is a self portrait of herself. Overall, I really like Castillo’s work, it makes me want to pick up charcoal and draw too. Im nowhere as good as she is but one day…

Week 10 – Artist Interview – Almira Nikravesh

This week’s art piece was is presented to us by Almira Nikravesh. In Nikravesh’s piece named Honest Abe/Time & Money, she uses pennies and puts them in a square shape. According to one of the art gallery’s curators, Nikravesh took around 20+ hours to place all the pennies in the shaped shown. The wow factor of this piece is the amount of pennies she used. I believe the curator said that the pennies are totaled to be worth about 1,000 dollars together. Time and Money is exactly what this piece is, it took a lot of time to put together and Nikravesh uses money as her art. I think this piece is really cool and i hope to see more of her artwork in the future.

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Week 9 – Artist Interview – Myra Flores

This week’s walk through CSULB’s art galleries brought me to this really nice ceramic pot made by Myra Flores. I think the ceramics are really cool and I kinda wish I took a throwing class just for fun ;( I have seen a couple videos on YouTube on people making pots and it’s just really really really cool how they make them. It definitely requires a lot of hand eye coordination as well as creativity to make something that beautiful out of nothing. A while back, I watched a really cool video on this Korean master pot maker.

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