Evans' practice deals with themes such as the sublime within catastrophe, social deprivation and social aesthetic. He features sub groups of society that live and survive on the fringes in contrast to the clean, ordered and consumerist utopia. Displaying people's urban survival strategies, Evans prompts the viewer to re-evaluate their own place, lives and context.
Throughout history artists have taken their inspiration from the turmoil of the times, by responding to and depicting their social environment and human experience within it. Evans' work references this history using contemporary dialogues.
‘I use drawing as a way to explore ideas and thoughts derived from my surroundings. I often use traditional drawing and composition styles; referencing art history as a vehicle for contemporary issues. I’m interested in the way religious images are ingrained in our subconscious and how they might be used to present modern life with similar poignancy. I build up resource material by photographing and drawing related subject matter to build up the compositions that adapt as the concept grows. The work usually takes the form of large scale drawings, paintings and installations.'
As well as his exhibiting career, Geraint has acted as curator and exhibition technician often working with tacticleBosch gallery and studios in Cardiff. Geraint graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University in 2009 with a BA (hons) Fine Art.
- 2013 Barnraising and Bunkers, g39, Cardiff
- 2012 Colony, Fforest, Cardigan
- 2012 beep Welsh International Contemporary Painting Prize, Volcano Theater, Swansea
- 2010 New Living Artist, Irish Museum of Contmporary Art, Dublin, Ireland
- 2009 Auxesis, Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
- 2009 Rhetorica, Swansea Metropolitan University