We need young artists to remind us of what we have forgotten to see. Tony Devoney’s emotional relationship with color consumes him. His abstract color paintings seem to have happened as an event of nature rather than to have been labored over and intellectualized.
Devoney is a visual expressionist from New Orleans, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He draws inspiration from emotional reflection, movement, and spontaneity represented through his detailed use of texture and color layering.
"After periods of both chaos and solitude throughout my childhood, I'm set on a journey to spread joy, patience, and movement through each creation," he says. "Constantly evolving and discovering new ways to express myself through exploration of my craft, each piece I tend to create leaves me feeling more at home, nuzzled to the definition of expression.
"Art is where I escape, and find the beauty. Since I was a kid it has been a place of pure distraction. I decided this is what I wanted to do after a series of unfortunate events and obstacles in my life drove me to want to release. Almost 4 years later, its still that place and continues to open more doors.
"As for the future with my art, I see myself branching off into different avenues of the creative realm. Murals, larger installations, gallery representation, and my biggest goal of them all..which is to be able to travel with and because of my art. All in a days work!"
To see a pop-up exhibit with Tony's work:
"Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries"
October 21-22, 2017 Noon - 8 p.m. daily
1052 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA ( DTLA )
Contact Tony through his website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Photos in this gallery are by the following photographers: Wilson Carter, Luke Fontana, Maxwell Poth, Nathan Maroncelli, Jeremiah Fanning, Brandon Simmoneau, Michael Drummond, Allie Catalanotto, and Glenn Webb.