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Studio Sessions: Devon Clapp

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Welcome to the newest episode of Studio Sessions with guest Devon Clapp.

Devon earned a BFA in Printmaking from the Montserrat College of Art in 2006, and an MFA in Painting from the Pratt Institute in New York in 2011. Using quick, expressive marks and bright, outlandish colors, Devon paints scenes that raise a range of conflicting emotional responses, ranging from intrigue, to humor, to uneasy sensations of fear. In his earlier pieces these scenes were often set in the woods and contained many occult references. In recent works the source and setting of the imagery is more mixed, while achieving the same effect.

Listen as Devon discusses the sources of his imagery, and how his use of it is evolving.

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About Author

Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in journalism, also from the University of Kansas. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows throughout the past decade, and Big Red & Shiny is the fourth online publication his work has appeared in. Currently in the Boston area, he has also lived in Albuquerque, Milwaukee, New York City, and rural Kentucky.

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