Surrendering Compulsion, 2018
Oil and charcoal on canvas
42 x 57 inches
Signed and dated on verso
Devon Farber, Surrendering Compulsion
The Decent Series - The realization that wholeness comes from self reflection and a dive into the depths of the shadow. An exploration of the dark caverns to find the glimmering gems at the core. Light and color into shadow and fog.
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 focuses on a personal journey through the psyche, seeking an evolution of the spirit. He has shown his work internationally and in the US. Throughout Farber’s work there is a reoccurring theme of the “self” fading away and returning to a blissful state of interconnection. He incorporates temporary materials into his paintings, such as charcoal or Instagram stories to highlight the transient nature of strife, mortality and impermanence. He also takes materials of temporary nature and brings them to a state of immutability. This concept becomes a focus in much of his work; blurring lines of personal separation, while emphasizing spiritual evolution by delving into the caverns of the psyche.