Artist Gareth Tristan Evans has exploded onto the contemporary art scene with his sensational Urban Geisha and My Father’s Books collections of edition prints and original collages.
Styling his works with an intoxicating mix of personal memory and societal constructs, Evans has immediately captivated an audience with his potent and enigmatic portraiture.
A true multi-disciplinary creative with a multi-cultural heritage to match, Gareth Tristan Evans was born in Singapore and spent his childhood in the beautiful Welsh valleys. With his studio now based in Cheshire, Evans fashions the influences of his origin in South-East Asia with iconography borrowed from the urban street art and natural landscape of the West.
A mixed media artist at heart, techniques range from digital composition to capturing original photography for use in his works and include traditional painting and mark-making. Multi-layered, both literally and symbolically, edition prints are laced with gold and metal leaf, as well as Hanko and Japanese postage stamps; XL deluxe editions also feature highly textured raised 3D panels adding a tactile and geometric flair.
Gareth Tristan Evans has become an artist adept at combining highly charged traditional notions with cutting edge digital prowess. Aligning retro, vintage and modern paradigms in explosive urban portraiture, Evans is amongst the most fascinating artists to emerge in recent years.