Week 15 – Artist Interview- Kelly Yoo and Andrew Louie

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Growing up I was always a big fan of animation and cartoon shows, such as the shows from CartoonNetwork, and also Dragonball Z, Pokémon, etc. The 2015 BFA Illustration/Animation Senior Show, Drawn Out, was my favorite show from the whole year. I’m glad this got to be the last show I attended for this class. What a good way to end the class. I fell in love with all the Art that was displayed it was so hard to choose a favorite one. So I picked the art from the two artist that to me stood out the most.
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Kelly Yoo, like me is also a fan of the Dragonball Z series. Her art stood out to me because it reminded me of some of the cartoons from CartoonNetwork. The characters where never normal human being colors which was what I liked about her art. I also liked how she illustrated a story with no dialogue but with just drawings.
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Andrew Louie stood out too me with his dinosaur drawings. As a kid I loved dinosaurs, I had a bunch of toy ones and I also had all the Jurassic park movies. What also caught my attention was his ninja drawings. Who does not love ninjas!!!? I enjoyed this show very much and it also made me sad that I won’t be able to attend this weekly art galleries , but I will continue to look at different art because it has taught me so much about myself in just a short semester.

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Week 15 – Classmate Conversation – Jerrell Howell

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This week I met this guy by the name of Jerrell Howell. This guy and I had so much in common it was sort of weird. First, we are both student athletes! CSULB was not his first choice, he originally was going to go to Maine for a baseball opportunity; I originally was going to go to CBU for a soccer opportunity. He ended up choosing CSULB because he doesn’t have to pay anything out of pocket to attend here. Second, we are both first generation college students in our families. Although we both know that we have a long way to go before we can be successful, we are both proud of going to college. Third, we are both basketball fans, the only difference is that the teams we support our rivals. He goes for the LA Clippers and I go for the LA Lakers. We actually had a discussion about what team is better, although his team might be better this year, they still have never won a championship. The LA Lakers on the other hand have 16 championships.

Jerrell is undeclared at the moment but is very close to focusing on health administration. My only advice to him was that he should do whatever he feels is right for him and will make him happy. I enjoyed my conversation with Jerrell and I hope him the very best in his finals that are coming up and on the rest of his life.

Go check out his blog!!! :  Jerrell Howell22.wordpress.com

Week 14 – Artist Interview – Yireh Elaine Kwak

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In week 3 was when I first saw Yireh Elaine Kwak’s art work, and I liked it from the beginning. When I found out that she was displaying another show I got very excited too see more of her art. She talked about how much she likes the process of making her art this time a lot more compared to the week 3 where she focused more about what her art meant.

She described her paintings as her kids. Every mother likes to spend as much time as she can with her children so they can turn out to be successful adults. Yireh tries to make her paintings as perfect as she can. What I liked most about her was her work ethic, she is constantly creating art, if she is not painting she is sketching, just like an athlete who trains everyday to be better.
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Above are my two favorite art works from the show.

Week 14- Classmate Conversation- Joseph Awadallah

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This week I got to meet a cool and funny dude named Joseph Awadallah. I knew from the start of the conversation that he had a good sense a humor. When I asked him, “What is your current major?”, he responded “Honestly man, I’m a lost cause. I am undeclared and have no idea what I want to do yet.” I laughed and begun to tell him about my educational goals and I suggested that he should have a look at my intended major, which is sociology.

We had a lot of mutual interests, such as soccer and playing FIFA. The crazy thing was that we actually had a few mutual friends. He happened to play soccer for Cypress High School and so did some of my ex teammates from club soccer. Joseph and I joked about them for a while and both concluded that the world isn’t so big after all.

I hope Joseph the best of luck in trying to find himself and I hope someday we can play the beautiful game together.

Please check out his blog!!! —–>   https://josephawadallah.wordpress.com/

Week 13 – Artist Interview- Marty Knop

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Marty Knop’s gallery has been one of my favorites this semester. I have always been a fan of futuristic computer art works. Looking at his art made my mind wonder various questions. What is it? Where is this from? What does it mean? Are all the different shapes and colors code for something? See, this is the beauty of Marty Knop’s art. It requires you to use your imagination to understand the masterpiece. Some of his art works seemed extremely similar to abstract art because of the blending of different shapes.
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Above are my three favorite art pieces of the gallery. What I found so cool about these three was that they all contain the same design; same shapes throughout the whole piece. the only difference was the colors of each of the shapes in the design. It took me a while to figure out that the three pieces all had the same design. Just goes to show that just the smallest change in this type of art creates such a big difference between the pieces. I truly enjoyed Marty’s gallery and hope to see more of his art sometime in the future.

Week 13- Extra Credit Actvity

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I decided to try Soojin Kim’s Algorithmic Art procedure. I was happy with my results because it came out almost identical to the one Soojin did, besides the fact that I used different colors and added a third spiral to put a bit of my artistic self on the art work. I really enjoyed trying her procedure because it was very clear and simple!!

I recommend all of you to check out her page!! —> https://soojinkiiim.wordpress.com/

Week 13- Classmate Conversation- Tatiana Costa

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Tatiana Costa is a second year Kinesiology student at California State University of Long Beach. Her and I had a lot in common which made our conversation much more enjoyable for the both of us. We are both the oldest child in the family and we agreed that we have a responsibility of being a good role model for our younger siblings. A responsibility that is forced on us by our parents, and can be very annoying at times. Tatiana is also taking this class for GE credits and just like me, she enjoys this class a lot; her favorite activity was the student choice.

She went to Gahr High School which is less than a ten minute drive from where I attended high school. I was stoked when she told me her favorite sport was soccer cause that is the sport I am most passionate about. Tatiana follows U.S. soccer and her favorite team is the LA Galaxy, it was sort of a bummer that she didn’t watch European soccer because I know a lot more about it than U.S. soccer. I enjoyed my conversation with Tatiana and I hope I see her around campus in my upcoming semesters at CSULB.

Please check out her page. It is really cool!! —> https://costatatiana.wordpress.com/