WK 12- Artist Conversation-Travis Lober

Exhibition Information

Artist: Travis Lober
Exhibition: WORK: it’s a four letter word
Media: print
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Maxine Merlino Gallery
Website: n/a
Instagram: n/a

About the Artist

Travis Lober is currently a senior at CSULB and is planning on graduating in one month. He is originally from Northern California. Around the age 10-13 years old he has always been into graphic art. His whole family has a degree in Bachelors in Fine Arts which greatly influenced his decision in majoring in art.

Formal Analysis

His work art consists of wood. He carves and prints each piece of wood which takes a great amount if time. It took Travis Lober 3 years to completely this gallery. He created the concept of printing tools on wood carvings because he wants to convey how tools are utilised.

Content Analysis

The artwork from this gallery were mostly from class. He decided to feature this art in his gallery because he wished to convey imagery. It took him three years to completely this gallery because he has to carve each individual wood. Since his artwork takes up a lot of this time, he does not have much free time. He is not very good with words or writing which is why he believes printmaking suits him.

Synthesis/My Experience

I really enjoyed his gallery because it was very unique. I have never seen a gallery filled with wood carvings. I thought it was humorous that he printed tools on wood. It was all very simple, and unique.



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