Inspiration Produces Winning Art for Titan Student Union Show

Titan Student Union Annual Student Art Show first-place winner Diego Rosales decided to paint a self-portrait because he was apprehensive about painting a portrait of someone who might not be happy with the final product.

In November, Rosales’ piece — titled “Por Self” — was named Best of Show in the annual Cal State Fullerton student art show; he was awarded a $250 prize.

“I wanted to create something dramatic,” Rosales said of his first-place piece.

“I’ve always liked the artwork of the masters like Rembrandt van Rijn and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio mainly because of the contrast between light and dark that they utilized,” he said. “Creating the painting, I had them in mind.”

The entertainment art and animation student is a freelance artist who hopes to find a career in art when he graduates from CSUF.

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