Devon Rodriguez (b.1996)

As I continue my investigation of the underground world, I learn new things about people. I roam the subways with my sketchbook and camera to record the psychology of the overlooked. Through my work, I want to express my fascination with contemporary urban life. I paint people how they are, studying the gestures, facial expressions, and mannerism that reveal their psyches. I observe my surroundings and paint what impresses me. My goal is not to replicate photography, but rather, to instill in the viewer a sense of empathy for the subject. 

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