Jean Michel Basquiat
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Devon Almarinez, an emerging artist, combines his background in graphic design and graffiti to create an abstract documentation of celebrity icons. As a self-taught painter, and screen printer, Almarinez aims to document their societal contributions, and create an homage to the icon thus, inciting the audience to explore and learn about them. Maintaining the integrity of the person is paramount to Almarinez’s work as he displays their, all too often, forgotten biography on canvas.
Almarinez approaches his work without a formula, creating each piece organically and impulsively; the vibrant, energetic colors of his work mirror his approach and technique. His unique design style combines splatter painting, screen-printing, squeegee art, and graphic design into an organized chaos, much like our technological, chaotic world.
The McLoughlin Gallery is an approachable, inviting gallery with a social conscience. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique, integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch. Art work that makes you think. A portion of proceeds will benefit Glide and Stanford Breast Cancer Research. The McLoughlin Gallery is an independent enterprise not associated or connected with Stanford University and its activities are not ...