Artist Evan, ESK, Wilson

Artist

Evan, ESK, Wilson

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Topical Transitivity

Topical Transitivity

Found Objects with Wood and Mixed Paint Media

84" x 54"

Systems Thinking

System Thinking

Found Objects and Wood with Mixed Paint Media

38"x 65"

Finite Dimensions

Finite Dimensions

Found Objects with Wood and Mixed Paint Media

34.75" x 38.75"

Composite Insertion

Composite Insertion

Mixed Paint Media on Canvas

36" x 36"

Fracture

Fracture

Mixed Paint Media on Canvas

34" x 42"

Open System

Open System

Mixed Paint Media on Masonite

22" x 28"

Minimum Complexity

Minimum Complexity

Mixed Paint Media on Masonite

22" x 28”   

Strange Attractors

Strange Attractors

Mixed Paint Media on Canvas

34" x 42"

Watch Your Language Xu-Bing

Watch Your Language Xu-Bing

Mixed Media on Masonite

50" x 58”   

 

Artist’s Statement

 

This new body of work is a continuation on my previous exploration of projecting two-dimensional art-works into a three-dimensional space. This layering of visual stimulus seems to resonate strongly with living in a high-density urban environment, where individual existence is compressed, stacked and hidden amongst the vibrant writhing of a city. But, instead of merely cutting and pasting this visual stimulus onto the sterile material of canvas or plexiglass, as I have done in the past, I wanted to construct works directly out of the materials that frame the urban experience.

 

These pieces are my attempt to add to the rapidly expanding pantheon of urban artistic language. This is not street art. It is art done in response to the conditions out of which graffiti and street art arose. Around us everywhere, the local landmarks are falling into dust, while big money builds giant monoliths. I am channeling my culturally ingrained material obsession towards giving new life to materials that have been cast aside, trying to generate a formal beauty that is a distorted reflection of the natural beauty of urban decay. I am attempting to move from making objects that conform to the ideas of classical beauty, and instead shaping things that capture some of the essence of that which is graffiti beautiful.

 

 

Education
 

2005-2009, UC Santa Cruz, Graduated BA in Fine Arts

 

Awards
 

Graduated Cum Laude, Deans List, Fall 2008, Spring and Fall 2009

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2010

Beatnik Studios- Shades and Scripts, Solo Show, Sacramento, CA

2022- Solo Review, Oakland, CA

 

2009

Eduardo Carillo Gallery. Urban Reflections. Solo Show. Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013

Struggle for Perspective - The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco

 

2012

Stand Tall Part 3 – Old Crow Tattoo and gallery, Oakland

The Best of Both Worlds – Old Crow Tattoo and gallery, Oakland

Everything Was – The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco

 

2011

Layers – The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco

Indelible Marks – Gamma Space, Oakland

Stand Tall Part 2– Old Crow Tattoo and gallery, Oakland


2010
From the Ground Up
– Dead Cow Gallery, Santa Cruz

 

2009

SF Happenings – SF Backyard Gallery, San Francisco  

 

Private Collections
 

The de Lavandeyra Collection