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Paul Evans

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Writer, Gallery educator

My artistic practice encompasses a number of different styles of drawing and painting and a variety of different creative strategies. I use these to explore aspects of our physical and emotional relationship with nature. The complexity of this subject matter demands a complex response, so my work ranges from detailed, representational drawings to visceral, 'animalistic' abstract paintings. My work also varies dramatically in scale; from intimate watercolours to monumental drawings. My websites, including, have been designed to function both as an online context for this diverse body of work, and as a means of categorising its components; using the visual metaphor of Charles Darwin's dendrogram or 'tree of life' as a key structural element within their architecture. I have engaged in a number of collaborative projects with poets (including Gregory Award winners Chris Jones and Matthew Clegg), 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 test the relationship between ideas of illustration and text - using poetic imagery in conjunction with abstract paintings - and through references to the graphic language of biological textbooks.

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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