Adam DeVarney’s work is rich with texture, eclectic collage, and loose but precise line work. The washed out and slightly desaturated colors seem to resonate with the commonly vintage era from which the characters seem to come. Not far from reality, a majority of the found imagery comes from printed matter predating the 1980′s. The characters portrayed in much of Adam’s work are also kin to the styling of the 1960 – 70′s. The characters themselves are hallowed and haunting, but share in a fleeting presence of spirit and mind in the midst of a contradicting vacancy. This duality speaks to the very essence of being human, for one of mankind’s greatest struggles is to cope with its own existence. Life is a constant state of conflict. What DeVarney captures in his work, is the trying moments when a soul is challenged by its own morals and mortality. To some it is a message of depression and despair. For others it is of hope and inner strength. Adam DeVarney is a visual artist currently living and working out of Chicago, Illinois. DeVarney graduated in 2006 from the Pratt Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art, concentrating in Drawing and Illustration. He was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1983. His work is a combination of drawing and collage on wood panel. DeVarney has been exhibiting his work since 2009.