Christopher Evans

Florida, United States

Biografía



Christopher Evans (b. Schenectady, New York, United States) makes paintings, photos, drawings, and sculptures. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘Christian Fundamentalist Corporate World’, his paintings reference post-consumerist anxiety as well as the post-modern and the left-wing socialist movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.

His paintings demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global environmental interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between “Self” and “Other”, between our own ‘mentally auto-cannibalistic’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By parodying the traditional male gaze portrait and exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our masculine society, he makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem like vacant, ghastly critiques of capitalist America's so-called "Faith-based uber-abundance, health care for profit, and isolationist and divisive targeted marketing." He investigates the anxiety of his technocratic generation through repetition and self-reflection where the idea of "self" exists as a contradiction while using media to foster anonymity while destroying privacy.

His works are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés, and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of a digital image. With the use of appropriated materials and imagery which are borrowed from a day-to-day context, he presents ordinary objects as well as references to texts, painting, and mythology. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different functions and/or contexts are created. Christopher Evans currently lives and works in St Petersburg, Florida.


Christopher Evans (b. Schenectady, New York, United States) makes paintings, photos, drawings, and sculptures. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘Christian Fundamentalist Corporate World’, his paintings reference post-consumerist anxiety as well as the post-modern and the left-...
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Exposiciones

Education and Degrees

Currently Master of Fine Arts and Graduate Assistant at
University of Florida, 2016 to Present

Master of Studio Arts

University of Albany, 2015 to 2016

Bachelor of Communication Arts

University of Albany, 2006 to 2010

Solo Exhibitions

Figure as Landscape, Boor Sculpture Gallery, 2016

E University Dr, Albany, NY 12203

TKO, The Low Beat, 2015

335 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Group Exhibitions

There from Here, 2018, Ruth Wilson Gallery,

3801 USF Holly Drive, FAS 100, Tampa, FL 33620

A Post State, 2018, centregallery,

University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Ave., MSC4100, Tampa, FL 33620

Known Unknown: An Exhibition of Contemporary Representational Painting, the studio @620

620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

37th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2018, Ruth Wilson Gallery, Juried by Hasan Elahi

Award for Best Painting

3801 USF Holly Drive, FAS 100, Tampa, FL 33620

Horn O’ Plenty, 2017, Ruth Wilson Gallery, Juried by Shaun Leonardo
3801 USF Holly Drive, FAS 100, Tampa, FL 33620

Days End, Online Group Show
www.cargocollective.com/daysend

Masters Thesis Show, 2016, Fulton Street Gallery,

408 Fulton St, Troy, NY 12180
Education and Degrees

Currently Master of Fine Arts and Graduate Assistant at
University of Florida, 2016 to Present

Master of Studio Arts

University of Albany, 2015 to 2016

Bachelor of Communication Arts

University of Albany, 2006 to 2010

Solo Exhibition...
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Influencias

Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Alexander Ross, Sascha Braunig
Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Alexander Ross, Sascha Braunig

Christopher Evans

Florida, United States

Obras de Christopher Evans

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