Adam Devenish is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, incorporating themes of mythology, life/death, and transmigration.
His recent works are an attempt to capture a representation of where dreams and reality intersect, exploring imagined worlds that are so removed from what we know and understand to be real, yet still retain a dream-like familiarity & vividness. Backlit, vibrant dioramas are used as a method to emphasize and burn false memories into the viewers minds, essentially creating snapshots of waking dreams. As dreams often reveal the untapped secrets within us all, being able to reference the unknown and unfamiliar to what is natural and recognizable, allows for a relatable and intimate inner dialogue to take place.
Adam graduated from Sheridan School of Craft & Design (SOCAD), studying ceramics under Winn Burke and Bruce Cochrane. Though no longer working in ceramics, his largely photo-based practice is approached with a sculptural methodology, typically incorporating both tactile & tangible elements into each artwork.