Grégoire Devin is a mixed media artists whose artwork makes viewers stop in their tracks. He is the true definition of a mixed media artist with his use of photography,street art,painting and sculpture. As a native of Nantes,France,his artistic talent was fostered by the environment of his home; A home that was a safe haven for artistic development and experimentation. This opportunity to be exposed to multiple art mediums is what led to him being a multifaceted artist.
The idea of "environment" and how it can shape one as a person and artist is a truly reflected in Devin's work. As he transitioned out of his childhood home, the world because Devin's new refuge and canvas."As he grew older, he became fascinated with the contrasting charm and allure of the dark alleys of Brooklyn and Harlem. Grégoire Devin’s travels and insights on the distinctive street culture in these different locations across the globe, are conveyed in his works. In this sense, his works speak to real life, and what it feels like to live right now."
Devin's work is his personal narrative, a gift he shares with audiences. "My work is both a personal journal and my reflection of society that I observe each day through family, friends and media. In a way, I am revealing my secrets while at the same time giving my own interpretation of what I see around me by using words, symbols, humor, and provocation. Each artwork is like a page of a newspaper, and it can be turned one after another. That’s why I can’t seem to work on several artworks at the same time. I need to finish one before starting another."
We are proud to have Devin as a featured artist on ArtCrasher. Witnessing his narrative in his artwork enables viewers to reflect on their personal thoughts on the world around them. It provokes conversation and, in some cases, debate. As a result Devin's work creates community and we think that is a beautiful thing.