The paintings and sculpture I make are autobiographical abstractions. I’ve adapted my work to focus on conveying a sense of tone about specific experiences in my life. What I am after, visually, is akin to how smell and taste trigger memory. I combine this ethos with a duality of existence that is personally inherent. When confronted with external forces like order vs. chaos, right vs. wrong, nature vs. progress, I use my work to try and find a sense of balance. As the world changes, my perspective shifts too and in uncertain times I think it’s helpful to remember how beautiful and complex life can be and I would like my art to reflect that.
Devin Rutz lives and works in New York City, for inquiries please reach out via email.