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AP Art Spotlight: Adrian Pierre '23
Meghan Podimsky

This year, Delbarton is blessed with ten artists in the Class of 2023 who shared their work at an AP Art Exhibit currently displayed in the FAC for the month of February. To give each talented young man the audience he deserves, we highlight each artist in our annual AP Artist Spotlight series.

Introducing our seventh featured artist, Adrian Pierre '23.

Adrian Pierre Senio Portrait

Adrian says this about his art journey in his Artist Statement:

"Claude Monet once said, 'Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.' That concept was not one that I fully understood as a child. Back then, literary arts captured my heart, though visual arts remained present through my mother’s summer art history lessons. The artist I remember most clearly from my mother was Claude Monet, whose impressionistic works have heavily influenced me."

Pulling inspiration from impressionist artists like Monet, Adrian took his love for painting and writing to create a story through his work in his Sustained Investigation. "I have always been fascinated by how narrators can change the atmosphere of a book with their descriptions, and I emulated that effect through color and lighting. I decided on street scenes, using vibrant colors and erratic lighting to manipulate the atmosphere," he explained.

Night scene in painting

Enjoy this collection of Adrian's art below. We salute him and his fellow AP Art artists for their exceptional achievements in the arts at Delbarton this year! In case you missed the full AP Art Exhibition, click here to watch AP Studio Art Teacher Mr. Dom Rodi's video showcasing each artist's full body of work.