Exhibition:Fuse:Join to form;single entity
Media:Brass sheet metal, pewter, beehive
Gallery:CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website: no website
Krystal Ramirez is from Huntington Beach who is currently studying 3D Media with an emphasis in metalwork and has a background in drawing and painting. At first she didn’t like 3D but after taking a jewelry class in high school she was encouraged to make more 3D work. Krystal is interested in continuing metalwork and may in the near future pursue an MFA in industrial design. In terms of a future career, Krystal in the future wants to begin creating kitchenware and furniture for companies and restaurants.
This artist works strictly with metals. This exhibit was made up of work from multiple artists, but Krystal was responsible for many of the metal pieces that were in the gallery. The surface of her pieces were smooth, and they followed all types of patterns, C shaped curve was one of them. her colors were shining and the color was silver as in unison with the metal used. The pieces were uniquely shaped and modern in their design.
She said her process included her creating the metal works often involve manipulating sheet metal. The techniques range from cutting out forms by using a template, heating the material so that it becomes malleable. Her inspiration comes from nature, geometric forms, and human anatomy. She will be keeping her pieces as a portfolio for her future career and is currently not interested in selling.
I enjoyed the forms and curves of Krystal’s pieces. I found it interesting that though the materials are different metal forms were reminiscent of nature and organic material. Her work overall is amazing I would definitely consider buying her work in the future.