Gregory Evans “from studio to gallery”
I first saw Gregory’s work on the new ArtMo artists social media
platform, of which we are both members. My gut reaction was mixed
- that was until saw the full range of his work. It’s different, ironic and
quite frankly it made me laugh out loud in a good way - That’s what
is so great about it. Greg is a well read guy, and his intelligence is
obvious in his work He explains what his work is all about far better
“...I think of my work as snapshots of a larger experience. They’re
frozen moments in time, moments that are usually lost in the bigger
picture. My images come to me complete and whole, but that image
needs to be processed. Like a photograph, it’s developed, revealing
more of its wholeness and beauty, though over a longer period of time.
I know my images intimately before they’re even begun. At times, my
images are zany, other times serious, at times irreverent and other
times poignant. I feel that its life’s elusive qualities that transform our
perspective of it, so my focus is to convey that overlooked sense of
brilliance by capturing it in my subjects.
While it may seem that our reality is fixed and solid, it’s the rubbery,
changeable qualities that come with this reality as a gift. It’s this that
allows us to celebrate the human and the little things people make
of life in this world. When we allow ourselves to see this glimmering
shadow, we can respect ourselves and others in our small moments, in
the transience of life.
“This is what I wish to show to people who see my art.
Life really is a candy-store.”
Born in Wimpole Park in England, he was implanted with a sense
of creativity and color by his mother, who was also an artist.
He studied Art and Art History and has a degree in Graphic Design
and Commercial Art. Gregory studio is in the Southwest of France.
summary edited and written by Denis Taylor and Gregory Evans.
All images and titles © Gregory Evans.
top: “an English Pub” ref:PE15 middle left: “figure on the rocks
middle: “waiting room” ref:PE17 top right: “Six Cubed- where t
ref: pe18 bottom right: “caryatid (with Pizza) after Modigliani. r