Devon DeJardin
Devon DeJardin - Artist

Devon DeJardin

Guardian Old Blue, 2021

Oil on canvas

72 x 60 inches

183 x 152.5 cm

Inv# AB13186

 

Devon DeJardin (b. 1993) is a self-taught, multimedia artist from Portland, Oregon currently working out of Los Angeles, Ca. In his adolescent years DeJardin suffered from severe depression and anxiety, finding refuge in painting. DeJardin uses art — and art history — to understand the world and his place in it. With a background studying spiritual traditions from around the world, and an appreciation for the emotional, muscular abstraction of Picasso, Nevelson, Duchamp, Krasner, DeJardin’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture reference the body, forces of nature, and the application of philosophy to lived experience. With a sense of geometry that is both architectural and organic, and a refined palette that highlights the life of the mind, DeJardin muses on strength, fragility, control, and surrender. DeJardin’s work, for now, focuses on guardians – on entities and forces that protect us, guide us, and challenge us to grow. But often, our real life ‘guardians’ come in forms we don’t recognize: challenges that force us to learn new skills, losses that teach us emotional resilience, crises that show us our inner strength.

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Devon DeJardin - Artist
June 30 – August 5, 2022
albertz benda, New York
Devon DeJardin - Artist
February 19 - March 26, 2022
albertz benda, Los Angeles
Devon DeJardin - Artist
November 20, 2021
albertz benda, Los Angeles
Moving Past Giants: An Interview of Devon DeJardin
Moving Past Giants: An Interview of Devon DeJardin
Autre
June 24, 2022
Non-conformers? Encyclopaedic guidebook attempts t...
Non-conformers? Encyclopaedic guidebook attempts to redefine Outsider art
The Art Newspaper
April 25, 2022
Devon DeJardin centers guardians in ‘Giants’
Devon DeJardin centers guardians in ‘Giants’
Document Journal
April 12, 2022
interview | Devon DeJardin
interview | Devon DeJardin
Schon!
November 24, 2021
Devon DeJardin: Spirituality and Uncertainty
Devon DeJardin: Spirituality and Uncertainty
office
October 20, 2021
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