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AP Artist Spotlight: Tony Fajardo '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 seventh featured artist is Tony Fajardo '21 who says this about his art: 

"My Sustained Investigation focuses on the night view of urban settings. Most importantly, I wanted to structure a narrative, a journey, through these settings to capture one’s visual experience. I decided to use scratchboard as an effective medium to achieve the effects of contrasting lights and darks. In particular, streets and buildings provided me with forms that carry the viewer’s eye through linear perspective. There’s something special about the nighttime that expresses fascination, wonder and bewilderment within the city that cannot be replicated in the daytime. The large buildings and streets can be overwhelming for some, but my Sustained Investigation has allowed me to reveal a glimpse into a small world that only lasts for a few hours."

Below a sample of Tony's art: "Traffic Stop" Sgraffito on Color Inked Claybord, 11'' x 14''

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