Artist: Blaine Scot Praw
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
For the artist conversation it was a little different but interesting. Blaine Scot Praw uses the art form of Foam which is using the light to create shadows of an object. Praw is currently attending CSULB aiming for a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art. Praw focuses on graphic design and organizing his portfolio since graduation is coming closer around. Being a artist Praw has one interesting fact, he does not like painting, which is a little odd since painting is a big part of art.
Blaine Scot Praw uses cut out of shapes to create an 3-D image. Praw uses geometry as a way of art where he use a “light” to cast a shadow. So from the angle an individual looks at it, the shadow is also present. For this project Praw took about one sleepless weekend. He also mentioned how he wasn’t assigned this project, he did it for himself. Praw likes to construct and build things in a geometric way so he decided to make an art out of it. Praw wanted to keep the project simple so this is why he only used the color black and white. He thought if he put color into it, it would take from the meaning of his project.
I like how he took something so simple and ordinary and made it look creative. Sometime the simplest thing in life are the most beautiful. This is why this art exhibit stood out to me. some time people over look the simplicity of art and look for something that looks complex and detailed.