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 eleventh featured artist is Matthew Morfogen '21 who says this about his art:
"It was during my junior year studio art class that I was introduced to the medium of oil pastels, and it was that experience that prompted me to utilize that technique to render my images for my sustained investigation. I begin my process by referencing my own photographs before advancing to a print stage. What has followed since is a development of my technique based upon how I surmise the action I wish to be fully revealed. It has been a wonderful visual journey on both photographic as well as artistic fronts. Experimentation of techniques and mediums, studying colors, perspective viewpoints - through this entire process I have had to solve the challenges thrown at me. And what pleasure it has brought me, together with a lot of hard work. I am forever grateful, that I was able to enjoy my travels as one half of a two-man scull… thank you Ms. Lopez, like a good member of the crew you gave as much as I did!"
Below a sample of Matthew's art: "Splash Back" Oil Pastel on Paper; 20" x 16"
-- and here is a link to his digital portfolio!