Artist: Blaine Scot Prow
Exhibition: Triangle Square
Media:Bristol on Foamcore
Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
About the Artist:
Blaine Scot Prow is a senior at CSULB. He is an undergraduate student working on his BFA in studio art. Some of his interests include mathematics and alternative/ indie rock music. In his free time, he plays the bass guitar and keyboard. After graduation, Blaine S.P. would like to work for a company specializing in graphic design.
Blaine’s piece “Triangle Square” is the first piece from his art exhibition titled “Extrusions”. “Triangle Square” is a three dimensional piece made of paper. It has a three dimensional paper pyramid that protrudes from the canvas. Because it is black and white, it has a very clean, sharp and precise look. Every line appears perfectly straight. No curves. No color. According to Blaine S.P. the exhibit took about 24 hours to work to complete.
The piece is made to explore the relationship between two dimensional and three dimensional shapes. The face that it is in black and white and has no color allows the focus to be entirely directed to the shape. The idea of making a pyramid was inspired by Blaine’s favorite shape, the triangle. This piece, along with the rest of the exhibition, is intended to encourage a new way of seeing and thinking about two dimensional and three dimensional art. It is meant to show that they are both related and not two separate and completely different things.
Synthesis/ My experience
This piece is one of my favorites. I really enjoyed looking through the exhibition. I found it interesting to see the two dimensional paper transform into a three dimensional shape. I am also a fan of geometry, therefore this piece was very aesthetically pleasing to me. It is very sharp and precise which gives it a modernized look in my opinion. The black paper background behind the cutout helps illustrate the transformation from a two dimensional paper to a three dimensional shape.