GEOMETRY AND DISTORTION
Opening evening 6th April
6pm - 8pm
Then by appointment through the artist until 27th April
Steve Evans Artist's Statement
My work is informed by my background in structural engineering and is rooted in my interest in architectural detail, space, the way that shape and form provide stability and the effects created by superimposition of lines.
It incorporates the techniques and formal qualities of technical drawing before the advent of CAD – qualities of precision, regimentation, the repetition of line and reference to geometry and measurement. Unlike CAD these works contain minute inconsistencies. The spacing, whilst measured, is imprecise, the thickness of line is variable. These ‘flaws’ evident in the hand-drawn pieces, add qualities that make each unique – sometimes the arrangements of line create visual disturbances and illusions beyond the original architectural or formal references.
Much of the work in this exhibition concentrates on the visual disruptions created by the drawing methods. There will be work which juxtaposes arcs, circles, grids and rectangles as well as images suggested by the deformation of shapes subjected to stress.
Whilst the works are clearly concerned with man-made form and celebrate the modern, they are also pieces in their own right – abstractions that explore and extend pictorial space through the use of light, line and colour. These works are also developing further into abstractions by the exploration related drawing techniques.
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