Artist

Devon Almarinez

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Love Is My Profession

Loive Is My Profession

28 x 40"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Jean Michael Basquiat

Jean Michael Basquiat

 40 x 30"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Marilyn Let Go

Marilyn Let Go

30 x 24"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Kate's Debut

Kate's Debut

40 x 30"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali

Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali 

48 x 60"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol 

40 x 30"

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

40 x 30"



Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

40 x 30"

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Plastisol Ink & Acrylic Spray Paint

24 x 18"

Life of Monroe

Life of Monroe

60 x 48"

Plastisol & Acrylic Spray Paint

Born in San Francisco, lives and work in Las Vegas

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

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 unscripted 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.

 

EDUCATION

University of San Francisco, Visual Art, Graphic Design

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 

2016          “LuxPOP”, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015          Gallery 85, San Jose, CA

2014          KRAVE Art & Wine Event, Sonoma, CA

                 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