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    Devin Troy Strother: The Coloureds Series Part 4: “Gurrrl I’m just talking about that composition, Gurrrrl what’chu know about that post abstraction?” (detail)

Hilarious mixed media canvases from the brilliant Devin Troy Strother

Posted by James Cartwright,

How late are we to the Devin Troy Strother party? About two years late. Do we care? No we don’t; we’re just really glad we got here at all. We only came across Devin’s work last week thanks to photographer Brigitte Sire and her excellent behind-the-scenes photo shoots with a few of America’s most exciting creative talents. Included among them was Devin and his bold, witty mixed media creations.

From his Brooklyn studio, Devin creates these potent canvases strewn with thick scrawls of polychromatic acrylic, found ephemera and wonderfully stylised female characters that parade carefree across his extraordinary landscapes. Part platform game, part comic book Devin’s images all contain humorous narratives influenced by his environmental surroundings and contemporary culture at large. Just look at those brilliant titles!

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    Devin Troy Strother: “I don’t normally do this, but momma said you was specials” (my first time)

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    Devin Troy Strother: The Me, You, Your Mother, And Maybe Even Your Cousin Too Painting

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    Devin Troy Strother: Tashanda and Tawanda Playing Inside a Big Ass Felix Gonzales Torres Pile

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    Devin Troy Strother: Shontel As a Square, La’ Ticia As a Triangle and Kadisha As a Circle, Performing Their Play “But Nigga I’m a Shape”

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    Devin Troy Strother: Quiesha’s Audition Shots For The Hey Sister Soul Sister Slow Sister Woah Sister Painting

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    Devin Troy Strother: Quiesha’s Audition Shots For The Hey Sister Soul Sister Slow Sister Woah Sister Painting

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    Devin Troy Strother: The Coloureds Series Part 5 (Nigga on Ground Ambiguity)

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    Devin Troy Strother: The Coloureds Series Part 4: “Gurrrl I’m just talking about that composition, Gurrrrl what’chu know about that post abstraction?”

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    Devin Troy Strother: The Coloureds Series Part 3: “Gurrrl I’m just talking about that composition, Gurrrrl what’chu know about that post modernism?”

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    Devin Troy Strother: “Lashawnda, Laquisha, Latassia, Latrice, Laquanda, and that bitch Lanteesha, posing with abstract forms” (take 2)

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.