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Alex Devereux

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Birthplace
Elmhurst ,IL

Birth year
1974

Lives in
Bartlett, IL

Works in
Elmhurst, IL

Website

Schools
American Academy of Art, Chicago, 1996, Associates

Representing galleries
www.leslielevy.com

Tags
traditional, modern, surrealism, gallery pop, pop-surrealism, canvas, acrylic, Art realism, hyperrealism, night, stations, gas, Diesel, photorealism, hyper-realism, Culture, americana

Statement

 In my work  as a urban landscape painter, I really want to show the simpleness of small town or even big city america, lit up by the sun in the day or lit up by the incandescent and flourescent lights at night.

I try and find places to paint that most people would just overlook, I see the beauty in these places just by the subtle lighting and delicate details. my lifes work  focuses on the commitment and persistence required to perfect  this art form. 

BIO

Born:

1974, Elmhurst, IL

Education:

1996, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

Alex Devereux’s art seeks to explore a quiet significance and  hidden beauty in commonplace contemporary objects and locations. Central  to his art are a fascination with compelling subtleties of everyday  subjects and a reverent appreciation for the unexamined details of time and place.

One of his recurring themes is a rural American landscape  embodying a quiet pathos of abandonment and decay expressed in still  images of rundown gas stations, lifeless general stores, weathered  signage, and sprawling railroad yards. Ranging from lurid neon to  incandescent urban glare, subtle variations of atmospheric and artificial lighting accentuate the quiet simplicity of his landscapes.

Devereux seeks out the overlooked and has a relentless fascination  with such details as peeling paint on an old abandoned storefront or  the fleeting shadows and eerie luminescence of old street lamps.

The careful melding of naturalistic and idealized subject matter  is designed to evoke contemplation and memory. Each subject presents a  unique challenge —an opportunity to discover a hidden essence. These  subjects typically represent vintage mid-America – an era of implied  simplicity.

Alex Devereux is a Chicago based artist with a parallel career as a graphic designer. He has received 7 showcases on artslant.com and has been featured in Catapult art magazine.

Devereux has been painting and drawing for as along as he can  remember. He studied Illustration and graphic design at the Academy Of  Art, Chicago. His biggest inspiration growing up was his grandfather who   was a commercial artist for Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Nabisco- to name a  few.

Recent Exhibits

Alex Devereux participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Chicago!
ZIA|Gallery
 
Aug, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Presents: Urban Landscape Painter, Alex Devereux
Pop-Up Art Loop
 
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ZIA|Gallery Pop-Up Art Loop
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