Week 12: Artist Conversation

On November 12, I visited the Max L. Gatov Gallery West. When I walked in the gallery, I was very familiar with the backgrounds of the art. The work of the artist showed a community that I was familiar with. The painting of the beach with people was something I saw in my daily life. The work of the artist really portrayed the community. In the work, you can see many different types of people. There were family, friends, someone who is drunk, and some alone. These types of people are easily found in communities. All the details in the art really showed the community.

At the gallery, I had the chance to talk with Christopher Linquata. He is 38 years old and this semester is his last semester at CSULB. He is majoring in representative drawing. It took him about 4 months to finish his work. His painting was inspired by early Renaissance. He used acrylic paint for his work. Usually, his works are often mythological and religious. His work was based off area of Long Beach in San Pedro. He didn’t write message about those painting because he wanted the audience to find out.

When looking at his work, I thought of my community, Los Angeles. From the painting I saw, I felt like all communities are the same even though they are in different areas. I thought the drawing showed Los Angeles community at first because it was so similar. Although, everyone have different thoughts, religion, and more, we are all still the same.

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