Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Stewy Robertson ’15 grew up tracing and selling Dragon Ball Z drawings, and didn’t receive formal art training until he attended The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.
The studio art major decided to attend Davidson sight unseen and has never looked back. Robertson returned to Prague this summer for an internship after falling in love with the city and its architecture while studying abroad there last fall. On campus, he was commissioned to paint a street art-inspired mural in the Black Student Coalition house that represents the merger of multiple races. Robertson’s style has evolved from Dali-esque drawings to provocative canvases inspired by the scale and speed of street art. He explained, “I’ve always been interested in mixing visual elements, but they never actually have meaning until I’m finished.”