Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Nicholas Dison

Exhibition Information

Artist: Nicholas Dison

Exhibition: (Currently discussing with another artist and art curator)

Media: Ceramics

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, West Gatov Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: @Dison_Ceramics

About the Artist and Formal Analysis

Nicholas Dison is a senior at CSULB and graduating this year with a BFA in Ceramics. He uses clay as his medium to create objects that have a particular function or decorative purpose; his works are sculptural, figurative, conceptual, or functional. He creates such objects that form a conversation about art – to admire and appreciate the beauty done by the artist. He was inspired by his numerous travels in Italy, Spain, and many more. He believes the architecture and the ceramics from the countries he visited symbolizes their rich culture – in addition to that he also believes that the shapes, the materials, and the colors has a huge contribution in invoking an emotion out from an individual hence as to why he was emphasizing on how his work looks. And even with “failure” when creating something, he uses that and melds with another few objects in order to form another new ceramic.

Content Analysis

My Experience

One portrait I spent the most time looking at was a “flat” ceramic portrait with a mixture of dark and light bluish color on it and with nothing but a cross on it. Looking at it brought me tranquility, and made me ask or question of who I was back then. Was I alone or is everyone else truly alone with just their values and beliefs? Quite philosophical. Nevertheless, his works are a perfect reminiscent or rather tribute to the years of culture from other countries. They are beautiful.

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