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About Devon Almarinez
Devon Almarinez, an emerging artist, combines his background in graphic design to create an abstract documentation of celebrity icons. As a self-taught artist, 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 uned 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.
University of San Francisco, Visual Art, Graphic Design
ELECTED GROUP SHOWS
• 2016 “LuxPOP”, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• 2015 Gallery 85, San Jose, CA
• 2014 KRAVE Art & Wine Event, Sonoma, CA
• 2014 Taste of the Warriors celebrity, Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLETIONS
• TV show “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” on E!
• PUMP restaurant, Hollywood, CA
• Showtime’s “Mayweather vs Pacquiao”
• MGM museum - Floyd Mayweather’s Last Fight Against Andre Berto
• Stephen Curry
• Marreese Speights
• Draymond Green
• World Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
• Lisa Vanderpump
• Josh Flagg
• Dorothy Wang
• Jim Harbaugh
• Jim Tomsula
• Vernon Davis
• Navorro Bowman
• Colin Kapernick
• Bruce Miller
• Alex Boone
• Joe Staley
• Future Hall of Famer Frank Gore
• 49er Roger Craig