Curios About: Balenciaga by James Devlin

Balenciaga  By James Devlin Ink on paper, 8 x 8 inches

1. This work is about … fashion and fantasy. The desire to be different and the willingness to go through any means necessary to achieve a unique aesthetic, even if that means wearing a dress made from fingers.

2. I made this work because … I’ve never seen this image anywhere else before, so I thought I might as well make it myself. I create the things I’d like to see and try not to add to the sameness of everything.

3. I hope when people see this work they will … learn to love the superficial. Learn to accept aesthetics for their face value and not warp things with thought.

4. In terms of art history, this work … will provide you with some light refreshments in the gallery foyer.

5. You can see my work … on Instagram @Devlinnewworks. It is my personal belief that Instagram is the new Louvre.


“Curios About …” is a series featuring works by Dublin artists. Each artist is asked to submit an image of one work and answer a set of questions about it. We’d love it if you’d submit something you’ve made, here.

Understand your city

We do in-depth, shoe-leather reporting about the issues that shape Dublin. We're not funded by advertisers. We're funded by readers like you.

We use first-party cookies to allow visitors to log in to our website and read our articles.

I understand