Wk 9- Artist Conversation-Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition Information

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Metals (copper/silver)

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None (has a personal one)

About the Artist

Sean Joy Cabanig is a fifth year student in Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in the metals program.  She is from Los Angeles and has been living in Long Beach for most of her college life. She is expected to graduate soon.  Her hobbies include cooking, eating, and hanging out with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend and her often play HALO. She lived in the door for her first two years at CSULB. She has two older brothers. Sean Joy is currently 23 years old. She wasn’t into metals when she started at California State University of Long Beach. Now she is just about ready to graduate from the metals program.

Formal Analysis

She made interesting pieces that were made out of metal. The shapes of her pieces were all different. Most of them were smooth so that it won’t cut you when you touch it. The colors of the art were not very bright or colorful it was more plain . What I mean by that is that she never added any colors to here pieces they were either copper or silver. The size of her pieces varied from necklaces to rings to half balls hanging from the ceiling. Most of here pieces were something that you could wear around your neck, wrist, or even your fingers.

Content Analysis

Almost all of the pieces of art she created was made out of the silver. But some were made from copper. She told us the reason why she uses silver is because it is precious and it is a metal that could be metaled easy. She says that creating any art piece with sliver is hard and takes major focus. She also mentioned that her work is very experimental. She never likes to make something that she doesn’t like. If you notice here work, its not all the same so it shows that it goes with what her mood is at the given time to create each piece. Lastly, she told us that she wants to go around the world and look at different cultures to get the inspiration to create new and different art pieces.

Synthesis/Formal Analysis

When I got to the art gallery, she was the only artist there at the time so I decided to go and interview her. At first I really didn’t know what to expect because I like to hear what the artist has to say before going inside the gallery and look at there work. She was very interesting to listen to because she told us that she likes to show off her work with the experience she learns. I could never image myself as a metals artist as it requires patience. I would have to give her props for making stuff out of metals.





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