Alex Devereux

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Alex Devereux was born in Elmhurst, Illinois and raised in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. Since childhood, Alex had a strong interest in drawing and painting coupled with an interest in Vintage/Retro Americana. This unique pairing would later shape his artistic body of work. 

 

Devereux looks for the insignicance and hidden beauty in contemporary objects and locations, the compelling subtleties of everyday subjects and an 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 the artist's landscapes.

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