Artist Paul McDevitt talks about his work as part of the Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers series.
Paul McDevitt was born in 1972 in Troon, Scotland. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
McDevitt works with various media including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. He is a highly skilled draughtsman and his intricate drawings offer a unique interpretation of Modernist tropes. His work often takes the sometimes solitary practice of drawing in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary direction, enjoying the element of the unpredictable that this brings to the work. He also runs Farbvision, a project space in Berlin.
McDevitt frequently collaborates with German artist, Cornelius Quabeck, with whom he runs music label Infinite Greyscale. Their recent projects have been at Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014) and Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf, Germany (2013).
In 2001 he was awarded the Saatchi fellowship upon completion of an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art.
McDevitt's work has been internationally exhibited including solo exhibitions ‘Hunker Down' at Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lancaster, UK (2015); ‘A Life Without Shame', Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany (2013); ‘Night Soil', Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012); and ‘Running on Woollen Legs', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (2011).