Oil on board
Original size: 56 x 60 cm
Geraint Evans makes paintings that explore the idea that landscape is largely a social and cultural construct, depicting the way in which nature is shaped and fabricated in high streets, shopping malls and the suburbs; in theme-parks, gardens and national parks.
Evans grew up in Swansea, Wales and studied at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1993. His solo exhibitions include: Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Wales, 2012; Wilkinson Gallery, London, 2000 and 2004; Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain 2003; Glynn Vivian, Swansea, 2002 and Chapter, Cardiff, 2001. His work has been included in group exhibitions at: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2013; CAST, Hobart, Tasmania, 2012; The Lion and Lamb, London, 2013; Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool 2011; Shanghai Art Gallery, China, 2010; Seongnam Art Centre, Korea, 2010; ICA, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2007; The City Gallery, Prague 2004 and The Approach, London, 2003 and 1999.
Geraint has been a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada and, in 2003 received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship. He was awarded a prize at the John Moores Contemporary Painting Exhibition in 2008. His work is held in the collections of Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli; The British Embassy, Berlin; the Colas Foundation, France and the Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull.
He is a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London.