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Devin Connell, Author of Conveniently Delicious

How would you describe your art style? 

I gravitate to work where I feel a connection to the creator. I spend a great deal of time considering who the artist is and why they felt the need to create the piece. I consider how long the piece makes me linger and think. How do I connect to it, either in a personal way or with a sense of wonderment. I love sculpture as I am intrigued by the interactive quality of it. How it presents in different spaces with different contexts. Does it evoke similar feelings in one way or another or does it remain the same regardless of its surroundings. I love texture and layers. I equally gravitate towards pieces of technical achievement and of pure abstraction.

What or who has influenced you as a collector? 

My father was a collector of traditional Indigenous American and Canadian art - weavings, carvings and costume. This work always seemed to have a strong narrative, which is something I look for in art.

Where does your interest in art originate? 

My interest in art originates in my own creations and the personal gratification I feel with creating my own simple work. I often go back to painting as a personal hobby and have enjoyed this medium from early childhood through art school and now as a recreational way to spend my time. 

Top three art destinations (can be anywhere in the world) 

Mexico City, New York, Milan

Tell us about your new cookbook, Conveniently Delicious and how can we buy one?

Conveniently Delicious is a collection of recipes that require very little planning to make. I am a lazy cook. I often find myself wondering what to cook for dinner at 5pm, so this book empowers people to cook with spontaneity and simplicity. The book is available wherever books are sold! Indigo, Amazon and independents.


Eric Louie, Land Becomes Sky, 2021 (Bau-Xi Gallery)

Steen Ipsen, Organic Movement 4, 2020 (Duran | Mashaal)

James Nizam, Fold of Light, 2021 (Gallery Jones)