Intoxication & Trauma

My work follows a linear personal narrative. Each part is a chapter of a greater whole, where individual works become steps in the path. Traveling through states of premature bliss, to an eventual dive into the depths of the shadow and the hidden parts of the psyche. The struggles of the “self” and selflessness are temporary; following desire leads into an inevitable dive into facing the personal historical threads of trauma. Through the necessary eventual act of real reflection and exploration of the shadow, I can bring light to the dark, and move towards true growth and freedom. The work is an expression of this process.



Je Suis: I am.
"What is i if not the soul of what feels..."

A collection of instagram stories, which are intended to only last for a 24 hour period, made permanent by being printed out using archival pigment ink and painted onto, forming a fading portrait of the "self." An exploration of the stories we tell ourselves, the mask which makes up the ego.

All pieces in the series are 40x60 inches, Oil and Acrylic on Printed Canvas.

Grief & Bliss

Grief & Bliss, 2017

Fade Into Elation

Fade Into Elation, 2017

Seven Flowers For Seven Strides

Seven Flowers For Seven Strides, 2017

If Being Free Is Not Within The Walls of Ecstasy

If Being Free Is Not Within The Walls of Ecstasy, 2017

Transcending Beyond The Tapestry

Transcending Beyond The Tapestry, 2017

Devon Farber

Devon Farber is a painter born in New York into a family of artists. He currently lives and works in New York. He attended the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His work has been shown internationally and in the US.