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Wk 13 – Artist Interview – Mark Knop

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I had the pleasure of talking with Marty outside of the Werby gallery. Party is getting his MFA in printmaking here at California State University Long Beach. Marty’s work involves computer programs and mathematics to create unique and wonderful pieces of art. He likes to publish for others as lowes not working as you feel citizen port to meet people in the know people to expand your horizons. For the show he collaborated with a few other people.
    When you came to is art he basically just jumps in and figures it out from there. He gets used to things working out and considers himself an optimist. before his choice on his major he took a lot of math and night classes especially calculus. he values what the math community has to share. Marty mentioned that he is interested in printing and would like to attempt to work with the 3d printer at one point especially the one located on campus. for his pieces of art he limits the color for cost efficiency. that and the color ratio to that of the one on the monitor is vastly different as the monitor can process more colors than the printer can print

Wk 12 – Artist Interview – Piet Eppinga

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    I had the good fortune to walk into the Werby gallery when Mr. Eppinga was already talking with a few students. Right away, I could get a sense that the statues in his exhibition had to deal with sexuality and fertility. According to his artist statement, his work with clay is a means to connect with the people of the past who also worked with clay. His pieces are about people and their emotional connections, both up and down.
    Many of the works in his exhibition have multicultural influences; including Japanese, African, and European. Piet stated that he got some backlash for including so many different styles into his work, but he feels that we all live in a multicultural society so it is only right to include so many cultures into his work.
    Mr. Eppinga stated that when he starts he has a single piece of clay and a general idea and goes off of that. The idea develops over time and could take several months before he reaches the final interpretation. Though he says it will always be an ongoing process of interpretation.

Wk 3 – Artist Interview – Josh Benz

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Josh was one of the featured artists at the Werby Gallery. His preferred medium was painting with acrylic. Though he did mention that he had experimented with other mediums such as oil, charcoal and pastel. Josh is interested in expressional forms of art, and into interesting figure drawings.
Drawing was a way for Josh to express emotions and to capture important moments in his life. One of his paintings featured in the gallery, “Josh and Jackie” features him and his girlfriend Jackie. In the picture Josh draws himself drawing another picture inside that portrait and his girlfriend sitting next to him. It was a moment that he wanted cherished and remembered. The amount of detail Josh put into his work shows that he really cares about what he does and puts his best effort into his paintings.
Josh gave us some information of how he starts and finish a drawing. He prefers drawing in the dark in a dark room with no light and no windows. The lack of light creates more depth to the colors themselves. His pictures consist of the things he wants to be included in the picture.