Fight
Fight, 2016 by Lee Devonish

Fight. “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 group, not depicting the body or muscularity. The idea […]

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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

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/Immigrant
Expat 1. Watercolour on paper by Lee Devonish, 2016

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 – but the history of the words and their applications carries much more than a personal choice. Instead of using words to fight words, I’ve used another language […]

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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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