Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Travis Lober

Artist: Travis Lober
Exhibition: WORK: It’s a four letter word
Media: Printmaking, Wood
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Maxine Merlino Gallery
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Travis Lober is currently attending CSULB School of Art as a senior in the BFA printmaking program. He has always loved art since he was a child since he was actually influenced by his father that also go his BFA. He used to work in construction however changed his mind and decided to get a degree in art.

Most of Lober’s pieces have dark colors that give the pieces a realistic feel to it resembling metal. The wooden frames tied the whole exhibit together, in my opinion. Some pieces Lober had used watercolor to give the paintings a soft feel however in most pieces, he used jagged lines to add texture to the pieces. Each tool was original and detailed in its own way to give the most realistic touch to the pieces.

The tools in both of his careers, construction and art, was what inspired him to do this exhibit. He admired the tools while they were put to work and while they were individually sitting there. To him they were more than rusted, metal machines. He chose the most perfect angles for the pieces. It showed everything that was needed to understand what the tool was and what it did.

This exhibit was very fascinating. Lober did an amazing job on these paintings. I loved how well he detailed the tools and depicted each and every one. This exhibit truly showed me that there is definitely beauty in everything you look at. I feel as this art personally shows me this message since I have never been into tools or such in my life. IMG_9306.JPGIMG_9305.JPG

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