Imposed Symmetry

Edward Evans
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Work Overview

Acrylic painting on canvas.

Formal elements interest me.  I did a number of paintings showing vertical columns or hanging drape-like shapes.  In this painting I wanted to create a contrast in direction and stablize the composition by making  long horizontal shapes that cross the verticals.  The translucent horizontals encourage subtleties contained on the verticals to show through.  

Edward Evans (1935 - ) is a contemporary American artist, has exhibited in Galleries & Museums around the world. He was born and educated in Minnesota where he earned MFA, MA and BS degrees at Southwest Minnesota State University. He founded the university’s art gallery and continuously served as the director of the gallery. 

His subject is Chinese text. He creates optically baffling renderings of the texts seemingly inscribed into (rather than onto) fluttering or crumpled tablets,papers or cloth. Creating visually stunning masterpieces. Evans has always been attracted to both illusion and abstraction in painting and enjoys the challenge of combining both qualities into his paintings. He is a very active exhibiting artist. 

American painter “Edward Evans' work, visually is stunning. The degree of illusion he achieves through his mastery of airbrush techniques is unique and different than the work of other traditional artists. His work had been exhibited all over Europe for over 150 exhibitions and collected by over 40 museums, private collection globally.