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Cam DeCaussin

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20181120201627-or_so_i_m_told_but_how_would_you_fake_it_sm
20181120201641-surrounded_by_ghosts_from_a_past_life
20181120201633-what_do_the_children_think
20181120201635-why_are_you_so_far_away_from_me_
20181120201656-now_where_do_i_begin
20181120201658-i_also_dreamed_of_girls
20181120201811-the_ghost_that_we_share_27_x_48
20181120201706-all_of_my_sins
20181120201816-you_ve_never_seen__you_ll_never_know_2017_27_x_48
20181120201818-everything_feels_foreign_12x21
20181120201848-because_there_s_nothing_here
20181120201856-all_i_can_come_up_with_are_stray_sentences
20181120202003-decaussin_oil_on_panel_all_things_are_possible_and_nothing_is_safe_2017_47x85
20181120202138-cant_take_it_with_you
20181120202140-cavalier_spirit
20181120202208-stay_out_late
20181120202231-this_dark_night
20181120202225-i_looked_around_and_the_place_was_empty
20181120202403-watch_your_damn_mouth
20181120202403-they_were_in_their_bedrooms
20181120202250-clear_conscious
20181120202246-all_i_could_do_was_watch_her_leave
All i could do was watch her leave, 2018 Oil On Blue Plexiglass 3.5 X 5
20181120202311-i_didn_t_want_to_know
20181120202311-maybe_fake_is_what_i_like
20181120202323-passing_by_in_her_eyes
20181120202335-never_question
20181120202339-the_lies_we_tell_to_fool_ourselves
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Marine City, MI
Birth year
1986
Lives in
Phoenix
Works in
Phoenix
Schools
Arizona State University, 2017, MFA Painting and Drawing
Grand Valley State University, 2006, BFA Illustration
Statement

Cam DeCaussin is a painter who uses the suburban landscape as a catalyst to explore nearly vacant lives in time. Born and raised in Marine City, MI, small town Americana has heavily influenced his visual iconography. He has focused on social psychological ideas and how they are fundamentally changing in the new digital and political age.  By exploring the ideas of protagonist disease (the idea that you are the main character in your life, that you’re the only one that matters and everyone else either is supporting cast or gets in the way), the fundamental attribution error (assuming that behavioral incidents of others are examples of personality rather than situational, and vice versa sees self in the opposite way) combined with themes of voyeurism, there becomes a demonstration of the feelings of isolation, separation, depression and sadness that exist within society at a time of hyper-connectivity. The works reflect a Post-Hopperesque world, where what’s left of the nuclear family remains otherwise occupied in an ever-expansive suburban sprawl. All the while, we exist briefly in these moments, observing, being a part of an anonymous persons life. 

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