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Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

Devon Rodriguez, South Bronx native (b. 1996) continues his investigation of the underground world. Roaming through the subways with his camera, he observes the chaos of human behavior and frames the small moments in life as inspirational events. With his works he expresses a deep love for the modern human and contemporary city life.

Rodriguez paints people how they are, translating their true character. He observes his surroundings and paints what most impresses him. He recklessly points and shoots his camera as if his subject weren’t strangers. He maintains a passion for realism and believes that realism communicates ideas honestly and clearly. In that way he freezes time and those beautiful, but often overlooked scenes are forever
captured in a moment. Finally ready to be observed. He is inspired by the works of John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and William Bouguereau.

Devon has shown at various institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Students League of NY, and the National Arts Club. His works are included in private collections such as the Fashion Institute of Technology and the High School of Art & Design. He’s also given various lectures on his works and conducted drawing demos with large crowds. Devon’s award winning paintings have been covered by major art publications such as the Artist’s Magazine, the New York Optimist, and the Art Student’s Leagues’ Lines of the League.

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