Wk 10-Artist Conversation 7

img_1067Artist: Yingying Fu

Exhibit: The other side of the Pacific Ocean

Media: Canvas; Oil

About the Artist 

Yingying Fu is an artist who recently came from china three years ago. She is a masters of fine arts student with an option in drawing and painting in figurative. She got her inspiration of the drawings from taking pictures of people and other scenes at the beach; which all pictures depict.

Formal Analysis 

All the paintings in the gallery amused me. Every single painting looked so realistic. For a second I thought every painting was an oversized picture until I looked fairly close. Not only did they realistic, but the color choice made the image on the canvas stand out. The color is was gives it the most realistic effect. All paintings made me feel as if I was there in the scene.

Content Analysis 

She explains how all the paintings show the lifestyle here in California. If you see it from her perspective, she is a Chinese native who has a completely different lifestyle. For her to come to Los Angeles is a major change in her life, so the paintings represent what life is here compared to over there.

My Experience

i really enjoyed walking through this gallery because of the marvelous painintgs. The paintings made me feel as if I was actually there. I’m from Los Angeles, so I know what it’s like to live the California lifestyle. Not only were the paintings beautiful, but I loved the fact that I did not have to break my head to figure out what the artist was trying to portray.


Wk 10-class activity #8- fiber art social network

This classroom activity was really fun but very much tight. It was cool to connect yourself to others you know on and off the campus because you can also see others’ as well. So much string was crossing everywhere but it was amusing to follow.

Wk 9-Art Activity- Art Care Package

For this artist care package, I decided to send some personal items to my cousin who is based in the Navy in Bahrain; which is based in the Middle East. It’s been years since I’ve seen him so I wanted to send him some things to Jero him updated with what I’ve done recently. I send home some shoes which he gave me before he left, Harry Potter movies because I enjoy watching them and I want him to watch them as well, a cap, and some art materials that we used previously in class because he enjoys drawing.


Wk 7- Artist Conversation- Daniel Bonilla-Vera


Artist: Daniel Bonilla-Vera

Exhibit: Infraction

Media: Yarn and clothing

Gallery: Maxine Merlin Gallery

Website: dbvphotography.com

Instagram: @dbvqp

About the artist 

Daniel Bonilla-Vera is an artist attending CSULB from Central Valley California. He and his co-artist created this piece that really coaught my attention. Although the co-artist was not preset they both did a fantastic job. Daniel is a senior at our school who is a studio arts major. He recently submitted an application to the BFA photography program where he hopes to pursue his photography career. He mentioned this is his second time applying, but I’m sure he will get in!

Formal Analysis

This gallery defined ty caught my attention. At first I opened the curtain to the gallery and I was very curious because it was dark. It felt somewhat like a maze type of theme. I couldn’t see so I curiously walked inside. The scenery looked much like a maze and Halloween themed. The feeling you got when you were entering was what was expected. Excellent job with the yarn coming across the bodies laid on the floor. Beautiful piece overall.

Content Analysis 

The overall message of this piece was more of an angry piece. What both artist were trying to depict was the angrer they had against the SOA Galleries and the BFA Photography program. They are trying to show that they are trying to move away from the typical Gallery theme of hanging photographs on the wall. The bodies of the floor represent them as they reperesent their sadness.


I was very amused by this gallery set up. This is probably one of my favorite galleries I have seen so far. It was very much unique and creative. It had a very deep meaning to it and meant a lot to the artists. I hope all goes well with the application process as i have high expectations for Daniel. Overall, the piece was beautiful.

Wk 8- Classmate Concersation- Megan Salinas

Megan Salinas
3rd year
Kinesiology: Exercise Science

1. If this question pertains to music, then she would like to bring to light country music. She has a real passion for country music and the different tones that are within it. Country is such an underrated genre of music and she really would like to bring attention to the greatness that is within it.
2. She would be totally fine with her child pursuing a career in art. It’s a topic where they can literally do whatever they’d like and be happy with it. It would expand their horizons and broaden their views on life. They wouldn’t have the typical goals of becoming a professional athlete or doctor, they’d take a totally different approach and they’d do amazing things.
3. Instagram, snapchat and messages were the same


Wk 7-Artist Conversation-Nathaniel Paderanga

Artist: Nathaniel Paderanga

Exhibition: Social

Media: Oil painting

Instagram: theartofnate_

About the Artist 

Nathaniel is a student at CSULB working oh his BFA in drawing and painting as an undergraduate student. Nathaniel is a transfer student from a community college, he was a chemistry major in community college and decided to do what he likes most when he transferred to CSULB which is draw and paint.

Nathaniel’a gallery consisted of many paintings of all sorts. All his paints were very colorful and appealing to the eye. From the looks of each painting, it seems like he was inspired by many different things because all paintings were different  I did not notice any similar paintings in this gallery, which is unique.

It was somewhat difficult to choose a specific painting to analyze, so I decided to talk a little about the whole gallery itself. Every painting in gallery had a realistic approach, which made me, as a viewer, feel as if I were there. The meaning of each painting depicts how some scenes in life were better before technology. Each paintings showed how moments in life use to be without technology.

As I walked through the gallery, I was amazed with every painting posted. Every painting looks so realistic that it makes it feel like if you’re there. These paintings made my imagination run wild as I was focused on what they meant. I have not seen art that portrays technology, but made much more sense after he explained what he was approaching.

Wk 6- Artist Conversation- Blaine Scot Prow


Artist: Blaine Scot Prow

Exhibit: Extrusions

Media: Bristol Paper

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery

Instagram: @tiffuts

About the Artist 

Blaine Scot Prow is almost 27-years-old, and is graduating with his undergraduate degree. He has gone to school for almost 10 years now and has switched his major 3 times. He went from civil engineering to mechanical engineering, to art. He wanted to do more of the art things rather than just build. His main focus of work is graphical design and photography, but this piece was pretty much a side project.

Formal Analysis

This piece was all black and white which included no color at all, but rather three dimensional. His piece consisted of three dimensional shapes constructed on a sheet of paper. Every different shape had its own sheet to distinguish each one. All objects that he constructed were very straight and aligned with each other. The side and edge of each shape constructed was very precise.

Content Analysis 

This piece took him anywhere between half an hour to three hours to complete. His favorite one is the back one, which is the piece that consists of cubes. The hardest one to make was the one in the left corner. All these pieces involve a whole lot of Pythagorean theorem to find the sides of the shapes. He knows what kind of shapes to construct, but needs to use math to construct the length.


This exhibit really caught my attention, considering the fact that there was not color at all. It was very appealing to me because of the precision of the shapes. All the shapes that were constructed in this exhibit were on point, making it revealing to my eye. What was more amusing to me was finding out the meaning of the exhibit. Every piece I saw in this gallery made me ask myself, “why?” So, finding the story behind these cronstructions made me curious to why he chose to do this out of everything.