Devan Shimoyama

is an American painter. He graduated with an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2014. In 2013 he was awarded the Al Held Fellowship by Yale and he was selected by Dominic Molon, then chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, to be featured in the annual MFA issue of New American Paintings. He describes his paintings as “dreamscapes… wholly magical and universally human.”

The figures in his work find themselves echoed throughout the paintings, attempting to connect, but failing to join and fulfill their sensual desires. Tender moments of touch are often displayed and echoed within these dreamscapes with skewed spatial perspectives and oddly vacant domestic rooms. From the tactility of the thickly poured and splattered paint, to the effervescent and luminously sprayed stencils, he creates silhouettes of figures bursting with divine ecstasy, often sensually interacting with other figures of a different realm. 

More about Devan Shimoyama and his works here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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