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Alex Devereux

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20120328222824-boxcar_final
BOX CAR, 3/27/12 ACRYLIC 16" X 40"
20110929075728-corner_garage_final
Corner Garage, 9-29-2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © yes
20110518073726-prices-are-at-an-all-time-low
Prices are at an all time low, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © yes
Highway61
Highway 61, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 48"
20110124093023-proviso_yard
Proviso Yard, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © ©
20120705144924-clark_st
Clark St., July 5th 2012 Acrylic 18" X 24" © yes
20130125152607-schlitz_2_copy_3
Schlitz Beer, Jan. 25 2013 Acrylic 18" X 24" © Yes
20130304195519-save-more-gas-low-res
SAVE MORE GAS, 3-1-13 Acrylics 18" X 24" © Yes
20130606143310-harlo_grill
Harlo Grill, June 4 2013 Acrylic 16" X 20" © Yes
20130805143111-alex_devereux_box_car_18_x_copy
Box Car Grafitti Acrylic © yes
20130805143632-alex_devereux_clark_st_18__copy
Clark St. Chicago Acrylic © yes
20130805143835-alex_devereux_clark_statio_copy
Clark Station Acrylic © yes
20130805143929-alex_devereux_corner-garag_copy
Corner Garage Acrylic © yes
20130805144027-alex_devereux_diesel_30_x__copy
Diesel Acrylic © yes
20130805144125-alex_devereux_ethanol_22_x_copy
Ethanol Acrylic © yes
20130802204211-alex_devereux_highway_61_2_copy
Highway 61 Acrylic 24 X 48 X 1 Inches © yes
20130805144318-alex_devereux_proviso_yard_copy
Proviso Yard, Chicago Acrylic
20130805144423-alex-devereux_marathon_sta_copy
MARATHON Station © yes
20130805144522-harlo1_copy
Harlo Grill Acrylic © yes
20130805144640-old_route_66_mobil_copy
Old Route 66 Mobil Station, July 28th 2013 Acrylic © yes
20130805144746-save_more_gas_2_copy
SAVE MORE GAS, 2013 Acrylic © yes
20130805144853-schlitz_2_copy
Schlitz Beer Acrylic © yes
20130817165426-circle_k_22_x_28_copy
Circle K, Feb 12 Acrylic © yes
20130901220840-adrlsignwindow7march2013
Photorealism and Magic Realism, March 9 - April 13, 2013 Acrylic and Oil © Courtesy of the artists and ZIA Gallery
20130901233629-adrlziawindow2013
Richard Laurent and Alex Devereux, March 9 - April 13, 2013 © Courtesy of the artists and ZIA Gallery
20140210184954-union_pacific_final_copy
UNION PACIFIC, 1-4-14 Acrylic 30" X 40" © yes
20140210185319-tastee_freez_30_x40__copy1
Tastee Freez, 11-15-13 Acrylic 30" X 40" © yes
20140730203446-img_6069-choo-choo
Choo Choo Restaurant Des Plaines, IL, July 30 2014
20150202180434-texaco-24_-x3-0_
Texaco, December 2014 Acrylic 24"x 30" © yes
20150320202622-1958-plymouth-fury
"Christine" 1958 Plymouth Fury, March 2015 Acrylic 18 X 48 © yes
20160118202120-blue_swallow_motel_final
20160412203410-11th_street_diner
20161115211900-flying_a_copy
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Elmhurst ,IL
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Palm Coast, Fl
Works in
Palm Coast, Fl
Schools
American Academy of Art, Chicago, 1996, Associates
Representing galleries
www.leslielevy.com
Tags
americana, Culture, hyper-realism, photorealism, Diesel, gas, stations, night, hyperrealism, Art realism, acrylic, canvas, pop-surrealism, gallery pop, surrealism, modern, traditional
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.

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