Jesús Devia’s Portraits Made From Visual Essentials

by Danny OldaPosted on

Venezuelan artist Jesús Devia seems to approach his portraits much with the mind of the graphic design student that he is.  Though the portraits are quiet and subdued they are also somehow emotionally evocative.  His subjects appear discernibly melancholic, content, bored, and pensive.  Yet each piece seems to be reduced to its necessary parts.  Eyes, noses, and mouths are rendered in great detail yet the majority of the remaining parts are little more than simple fields of color.  He uses only the pieces needed to convey his message, a sort of artistic efficiency.

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