Life of Marilyn
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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.
Devon Almarinez creates, documents and relives history. Almarinez is inspired by his life experiences. When he is drawn to something, he researches that subject. He digs into its history, like reading a book and then describing his take on what he has seen, heard and read.
His passion for art grew as a teenager and continued after graduating from the University of San Francisco. He went on to travel around the United States with celebrities and entrepreneurs creating custom artwork in various forms. From custom work for tattoos, merchandise and street art. While working and developing identities for artists behind the scenes, he realized his passion for expression through mixed media paintings and artworks.
Every piece is a true 1 of 1 from concept to completion. The entire process is completely unscripted and unique. He let’s his heart express what he’s experienced through mixed media paintings completed in unorthodox ways. Heating temperatures of over 400 degrees and a variety of techniques to complete each process, including 10’s of thousands of dollars of equipment are used in the process. Yet, all of that pales in comparison to the awe inspiring creation he brings to life.
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 ...