Throughout my work there is a reoccurring theme of the "self" fading away and returning to a blissful state of interconnection. I incorporate temporary materials into my paintings such as charcoal or instagram stories to highlight the transient nature of strife, mortality and impermanence. I take materials of temporary nature and bring them to a state of immutability. This concept becomes a focus in much of my work. Blurring lines of personal separation, while emphasizing spiritual evolution by delving into the caverns of the psyche, seeking permanence and light.
Le Soi: french, The higher self "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 universal portrait of the "self." All pieces in the series are 44x60 inches, Oil and Acrylic on Printed Canvas.
Grief & Bliss, 2017
Fade Into Elation, 2017
Seven Flowers For Seven Strides, 2017
If Being Free Is Not Within The Walls of Ecstasy, 2017
Transcending Beyond The Tapestry, 2017
Infinite formless timelessness, united in our spirit and similarity. Escaping the boundaries of form, line and culture. Fading what is, into what binds. Only in this state is the understanding and return to what’s real beyond the lines of distinction. Enveloped in spaceless reality we float in euphoria as a singular bound consciousness of the universe. All a constant dance to freedom. Using a temporary material, such as charcoal, and making it immutable, through the use of fixatives and layering, it became a conscious effort to make the impermanent, permanent. A process of recognizing the movement from the mortal nature of life, to the immortality of the spirit. All pieces in the series are 44x60 inches, Charcoal, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
Self Devoid Devotion I, 2017
The Seeker, 2017
Indefinitely Wading, 2018
The Hazy Embrace of SpeculationFolded on The Lines of Memory, 2018
Introverted Tumultuous Tranquility, 2018
Self Devoid Devotion II, 2017
The Dance of Solace and Surrender, 2018
Fading What Is Into What Binds, 2018
The Vastness of Uncertainty, 2018
A vanished sense of self through a realization of interconnectedness and transcendence.. but at what cost to the soul? All pieces in the series are 44x60 inches, Charcoal, Oil, Limestone, Pastel and Acrylic on Canvas.
Acedia & Inaction, 2018
Self-Effacing Integration, 2018
The realization that enlightenment of being comes from self reflection and a dive into the depths of trauma. An exploration of the caverns into the darkest reaches to find the glimmering gems at the core. All pieces in the series are 44x60 inches, Charcoal, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
Intoxication & Trauma, 2018
Restless Thoughts Laid Bare, 2018
The unknown is a temperamental beast;and I dark ask, let the drama unfold, 2018
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.