Artist’s Statement: Blind love and blind adolescence. These are the themes tackled by MY YOUTH, a depiction of the enigmatic and often daunting exploration of a young person’s sexuality. Love is a thing of nature, a feeling that is indescribable, yet so easy to fall into. True love is unconditional. It is blind to society’s perception of normality and sees no bounds.
Irvi Stefo is a graduate of Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and will be attending the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, to study graphic design and illustration. He plans a career in magazines where he can indulge his interests in pop culture and modern ideas.