Nick Devereux (UK, born in 1978 in Panama City) produces mixed media works using an old technique called sight-size that was employed by artists such as Diego Velazquez. The sight size technique does not intend to convey a photographic reality, but focuses on the essential visual elements caught by the eye. Nick Devereux does not apply that technique to people or objects that we are familiar with,but to his sculptures which are made from diverse materials such as broken glass and scraps of fabric. Those abstract sculptures, arranged into dioramas and drawn or painted through careful observation, suddenly appear full of a life in a way that we would have never expected. Endowed with great plastic intensity, Nick DEVEREUX’s drawings are balanced on the edge between fguration and abstraction.
Devereux has participated in numerous solo exhibitions including: Inpainting, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice(2013); As it is and not as it should be, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris (2011); Incipit, Galleria Diagonale, Rome (2009) and Nick DEVEREUX, Primo Piano, Paris (2008).
The artist has taken part in several group exhibitions including: Art Club #12 / Folies d’hiver, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto (2016); Honoré, Galerie rueVisconti, Paris (2015); Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris (2015); Bourouissa, – Devereux – Hulten – v. Bismarck – Drews, Knust x Kunz, Munich, commissaire / curated by Jonathan Drews (2015); Plus Jamais Seu, l, Standards, Rennes (2013); Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber, Maison Kitsuné Store and NoMad Hotel, New York (2013); 18th International Exhibition of Drawings, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (2013); The Scandalized Mask, Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2013); Echo-Musée, Site d'expérimentation, Bazouges la Pérouse (2013); Wasistdas, Franklin Azzi Architecture, Paris (2012); Imagen, Panama (2012); Lumière noire, Orangerie, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (2011); Wallpaperism, Motel Campo, Geneva, commissaire / curated by Nick OBERTHALER (2011); Ever Prosperity, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris (2010); Crash, 110 Warner Road, London (2009); Shadows of Forgotten Ancestor, s, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris (2009); Art Protects, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2009) and All Capital Letters, T1 + 2 Gallery, London in association with Deutsche Bank (2009).
He was awarded the Pierre Cardin Prize in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Meurice Price for Contemporary art in 2012, the Canson Prize for Contemporary Art and the Antoine Marin Prize in 2011.
His works are in the collections of the Fonds National D’Art Contemporaine (FNAC) and the Centre National des Arts Plastique (CNAP).
Devereux lives and works in Paris.