If you are heavily into the art scene, then you’ve probably stumbled across a sketch, video, or some piece of artwork from Devon Rodriguez—a famed internet sketch artist known for his subway portraits series on Instagram and Facebook. Boasting a total of over 8 million followers and counting, making him the most followed visual artist on IG, you never know where exactly you may end up spotting Rodriguez as he goes through the process of creating his artwork (which he soon plans on taking global). Most recently, Rodriguez was spotted at Meta’s Sonic Listening Party as a part of Miami Music Week, where he teamed up with 10x Grammy nominated artist Victoria Monét to learn how to play the piano using PianoVision on the Meta Quest 3.
Monét and Rodriguez also collaborated on a first-of-its-kind mixed reality jam session, a continuation of Meta’s “It’s Your World” campaign, which brought together emerging artists, musicians and creators to reimagine the next generation of creative expression through a range of experiences across Miami during the week. We chatted with Rodriguez after the event to talk all things art, Meta, and more.