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Alex Devereux Painter

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.BOXCAR 12×36 Acrylic on Canvasbox car CHOO-CHOO SAVE MORE GAS 18x24 blue swallow motel marathon gas station clark gas station  schlitz beer clark st. chicago daytona beach mobil route 66 hi life CIRCLEK corner garage ethanol highway 61 Texaco Alex-Devereux-Proviso-Yard-30-x-40+copy HARLO+GRILL+copy 1958-PLYMOUTH-FURY Alex-Devereux-DIESEL-30-x-40+copy