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AP Artist Spotlight: Alex Vandenhende '21

This year, Delbarton is blessed with seventeen artists in the Class of 2021. To give each of these talented young men the audience he deserves, we are highlighting each artist with a quotation from his artist's statement, a sample of his art and a link to his digital portfolio.

Our seventeenth and final featured artist is Alex Vandenhende '21 who says this about his art: "Through my art, I want to explore light. Light itself seems intuitive: we are born able to observe it, we instinctively understand how it moves, and we can control it through technology. Yet, from a physics standpoint, light is extremely complex. It is both a particle and a wave, is massless yet can exert force, and scatters when intercepted by a prism. Yet, I had to ask myself; how can I best explore light through art? I concluded that glass, a transparent catalyst for light, would be my best choice of medium. In my sustained investigation works, I draw glass, especially cut glass, on matte board with white charcoal to explore the intricateness and complexity of light. Shadows, reflections, distortion, glass gives me the opportunity to draw and understand light. I hope that you have a better appreciation of light as a result of my drawings."

Below a sample of Alex's art: "Nighttime Glasses" White charcoal on black mat board, 16" x 20"...

--and here is a link to his digital portfolio!