Artist: Blaine Scot Prow
Media: Bristol Board, Charcoal Paper
Gallery: CSULB, School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
This is the Third Edition of Brian’s Weekly. This week’s featured artist is Blaine Scot Prow, an undergraduate student majoring in Studio Art. Some of his hobbies include playing music, and photography. One thing that he hates is painting. He is currently a senior who is very interested with graphical design. Mr. Prow stated that he aspires to work for a company that relates to it.
Mr. Prow’s work in the exhibition is titled Extrusions. Mr. Prow has always been interested by building things and geometry. He stated that he was good at math and used this talent to turn material items into 3-dimensions. The work that was featured are 2-D cut outs of bristol board with charcoal paper. He would use a ruler and an exact-o knife to cut exact pieces that were transformed into 3-D. Mr. Prow started with triangles and worked around that and experimented with other shapes. There was no specific reason behind the shapes. The overall project took Mr. Prow 24 hours to complete over the weekend. Mr. Prow’s fascination with geometry allowed him to represent his true thoughts with this exhibition. He wanted to bridge the gap between 2-D & 3-D. Mr. Prow stated that people often believe that you cannot connect them, however, he believes that they are related at some point.
In terms of the artwork, it is straight and not jagged. It focuses on the straight lines rather than curves. Along with that, it’s all about various types of 2-D shapes that are transformed into 3-Dimensions. The artwork had straight precise lines that were manually linked. Mr. Prow kept the artwork in black and white because it is simple and draws emphasis on the artwork. I believe that the artwork is aesthetically pleasing and intriguing. The amount of calculations and precision needed to turn these 2-D shapes into 3-D is phenomenal. Job well done!