Gwen Evans

I'm currently interested in the conversation between figure, object and pattern. Throughout my work I attempt to obscure the narrative of the characters portrayed, encouraging the viewer to question the symbolic worth of the objects within the painting. By obscuring the allegory depicted I endeavour to create an exchange in which the viewer can furnish the omitted narrative.

My work hinges upon the juxtaposition between the traditional and contemporary. This can be seen in the dialogue between disparate painting processes, used to render different areas of the canvas; contrasting representational areas suggesting depth, with flatly painted monochrome areas. This balance of aesthetics mirrors the objects precarious placement within the painting.

I am currently a member of Catflap collective who jointly curates Bunker Gallery. Recent activity includes: ‘Scenius’ at PS Mirabel (August, 2018)

Recent exhibitions:

Air open’, Air Gallery (August, 2018)
Catflap@Insitu’, Insitu (April, 2018)
A painting exhibition’, The Holden Gallery (March, 2018)

Paradise Works studio bursary (2018)