Devin Reynolds is a painter based out of New Orleans, and received his BA in Architecture from Tulane University in 2017. Originally from Venice Beach, California he grew up working as a deckhand on The Betty O, a local sportfishing boat. He was raised between flea markets, yard sales and the beach. His early childhood memories are filled with times setting up his mother’s booths at antique shows, surfing and fishing up and down the coast. Devin’s first encounters with artmaking came in his early twenties in the form of graffiti. His obsession for graffiti took off when he began painting his assumed alias on the sides of freight cars that traverse the railroads of North America. Devin’s art practice finds itself at the intersection of graffiti and his love for nostalgic Americana design and sign painting, through the lens of his biracial upbringing in Los Angeles. Speaking on the cultural duality of his household he says, “Growing up with a quote-un-quote black dad and white mom, I lived in two different worlds. In my mom’s world it was like Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumors and my dad’s was Tupac’s album All Eyez on Me.” Devin’s work investigates personal experience in these two worlds and their mutual relationships to social and political practices in America.
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