Fight
Fight, 2016 by Lee Devonish. Art about men and money.

Fight – a painting about masculinity and vulnerability combined. “Fight” encapsulates the conflict between the portrayal of outwardly brutal masculinity with the vulnerability of the body affected by violence.   In/Out of the series It is part of what I call the muscle series, but as a portrait it stands outside of the main body of the […]

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Muse 4.3 (The Ear)
Muse 4.3 Oil on board painting by Lee Devonish, 2012. Click on the picture to read more about the story behind this painting.

Muse 4.3 (The Ear) I came up with the idea for the series of paintings that I’d call ‘The Muses’ whilst studying for my BA in Fine Art in 2012. Muse #4 was the subject of several paintings and drawings, but this one, 4.3, is one of my favourites.   Let’s face it – there’s […]

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Fearless John
Fearless John, watercolour painting by Lee Devonish, 2011 | handlebar moustache painting | watercolor portrait of a man

Fearless John – the story behind a watercolour painting. I was walking through a shopping centre in Ashford one day in the summer between terms at art school when something caught my eye. There was something strange about the young man working at the mobile phone kiosk – I’d already walked by when my brain finally worked out […]

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Expat Or Immigrant
Expat or immigrant? Artworks by Lee Devonish that look at the difference these words can make.

Expat or immigrant? Both are the same, of course, and I am both at once… but which word do you choose, and for whom? Your dominant affiliation will answer – how you see yourself and your authority in the world, and the authority of your country of origin vs the country you go to. However, the history […]

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Concept/Word/Image
y MA essay covered conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. Where do I go now, though?

Concept/Word/Image: A few years ago, I wrote an essay entitled “The Thought That Counts”, on hierarchical dualisms within academic and non-academic modes of thought. In it, I tried to address all manner of subjects including conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. The sprawling project did earn me my […]

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