The Grand Rapids Community College College Collins Art Gallery is featuring an exhibit for 33 year-old ArtPrize artist Franklin Delgado.
The exhibit, called “Eternity Immersed into Time,” is a collaboration of several art pieces. His medium for his artwork is charcoal and graphite powder. In his artist statement he explains how captivating the use of charcoals resonated from decomposed organic materials can ignite his artwork.
“Every drawing takes between three to four weeks,” Delgado said. “I work on multiple drawings at the same time so I that can set them aside and come back to them with fresh eyes.”
During ArtPrize 8 and 9, Delgado entered a piece called “Inner Immensity (Agape)” which is a series of pictures of an expecting mother. Within the portrait, Delgado uses specific details such as her hair strands as a sign of acknowledgement and importance and a pearl earring on her ear as a symbol of her daughter and how isolated and vulnerable her daughter is as a way to define the woman without incorporating the noticeable womb. His art a different aspect of observing people.
“I always had a passion for art. It is something that was constant in my life since a young age,” Delgado said. “I am fascinated with the immensity of the world and life, and to the way that I can reclaim these experiences through painting and drawing.”
The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. through Dec. 19.
To see more from the artist visit the art gallery located on the 4th floor at the Main Building.