Cal Lutheran presents Passionate Perspectives, a collection of artwork from the Art Department’s senior class. This exhibit explores each artist’s passion for environmental, political, cultural, or emotional subject matter. They all contribute a unique perspective through the lens of their own life experiences and views of current issues of the contemporary world through traditional and digital media. Artists include Karlie Anderson, Kori Hess, Bailey Huerta, Dani Iribe, Sebastian Montoya, Thor Nualsumlee, Kaylee Reel, Mona Saii, Natalie Tseng, and Jessi van der Laan.
Originating from San Jose, CA, Anderson is a representational oil painter who creates confrontational compositions exploring the injustices of American society. Hailing from El Segundo, CA, Hess is a representational painter who seeks to enchant, mystify, and incite emotion through her work. Her instagram handle is @momentokoriart. Born and raised in Fillmore, CA, Huerta depicts the love for her family and hometown through her digital and traditional paintings. Iribe is a figure painter from Camarillo, CA, who displays her cultural concerns through traditional low-brow painting and satirical imagery. Montoya, a Peruvian artist, displays his admiration for his culture through his art. Nualsumlee, a printmaker from Moorpark, CA, enjoys making representations of animals bringing levity into their movements and appearances. Reel is a Ventura, CA artist who specializes in watercolor painting with an emphasis in color, line, and creation as a vehicle of expression. Originally from Moorpark, CA, Saii seeks to portray the richness and depth of the human experience through visual storytelling and fantastical imagery. Born and raised in Santa Clarita, CA, Tseng paints enlightening imagery to express the hidden positivity of life within the darkness of today’s world. From London (ON, Canada), van der Laan uses art as an emotional outlet using various painting and printmaking techniques.