Trevor Goosen studied Printmaking at San Francisco State University and graduated in 2010 with a BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking. Since then, he has toured the United States performing music, exhibited art in San Francisco, and worked at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He is currently a 2015 MFA candidate in Printmedia at the SAIC.
Goosen's practice consists of sculpture and images formed by various methods of the hand and digital fabrication. When these processes converge, either the computer translates marks made originally by the hand, or the hand mimics the construction methods of a 3D printer through basic manipulation. The work is a personal response to designed functional objects and interior architecture using repetition, line, and pattern. This creates a play with optics, which alters the original purpose of the material. By questioning these levels of manipulation and content, the work challenges the viewer to organize incoming perceptual sensations into legible information. The work becomes an exploration into cognitive illusions and the function of materials and objects.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.