Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shane Devries: Childhood Fantasy

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SHANE DEVRIES IS A 25-YEAR OLD PAINTER FROM ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA. His cartoon-like work is akin to a current California style of strange, goofy plush toys, only his style so painterly and lush. There is no question that Devries loves paint and understands how to use it— and his figures are soft and surreal. I can almost smell the oil paint. Within desert landscapes, Devries’ figures float aimlessly amongst dry scenarios, and button-eyed creatures stare blankly at us. But Devries world of monsters and elephants aren’t scary, just odd and quirky.


Maureen said...

Those square striped guys are the Best!

Keva said...

These paintings are great. I would like to see these characters animated.


The pale observer said...

They're great! Love 'em all - but I agree with Maureen, the square striped guys are best.

Anonymous said...

Very nice!...Gary

Anonymous said...

I like all of them, but especially the horse. I also agree that these would be wonderful subjects for animation.

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