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Paul Evans

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Writer, Gallery educator

My practice embraces a great variety of stylistic and creative strategies including representational drawing, abstract painting, collaborative animations, installations and texts. I use these to explore the complexities of our physical and emotional connections with nature. I am particularly interested in the cultural and artistic relationships between the human animal and biology in its broadest sense.

I often work in series, making work with notable poets (including Gregory Award winners Matthew Clegg, Chris Jones and Helen Mort), graphic designers (including Humanstudio) and with leading academics from Cardiff University, Manchester University and The University of Sheffield.

These collaborations, in addition to addressing the core concerns outlined above, have also sought to challenge the relationship between ideas of illustration and text - using poetic imagery in conjunction with abstract paintings for example - and through references to the graphic language of biological textbooks.

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Location Sheffield, Yorkshire
Activities Secondary education, Higher education, Adult education, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Creative writing, Curating, Gallery education, Events management, Visual arts consultancy, Project management, Marketing/communications
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags Paul Evans, painting, drawing, animation, installation, biology, collaboration, life sciences, nature, illustration

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