Singapore born mixed media artist, Gareth Tristan Evans was brought up in a remote Welsh valley and now resides in Macclesfield as a full time artist with an increasing interest from contemporary art collectors.
Gareth Utilises a wide range of techniques from photography to digital art to traditional pen and brush. His work is widely influenced by memories of his childhood, vintage textiles, urban street art and an O.C.D. attention to detail. He employs whatever skills and materials needed to achieve the desired result without conforming to tradition.
To date, Gareth has exhibited extensively in the north of England and has featured at the Manchester and Edinburgh Art Fairs, he was also featured in as ‘Artist in Focus’ in April's edition of lifestyle magazine, Cheshire Life.
His ever popular ‘My Father’s Books’ series is a celebration of his dad’s literary collection featuring classic and contemporary book covers that have been transformed into delicate swallowtail butterflies and presented in frames that resemble specimen cases.
‘’Each piece I create connects me to a time in my father’s life where he took time out to read. It also connects me to my childhood where I was surrounded by dad’s books. I try and capture the atmosphere of the covers through their wear and tear, their faded covers and even a guilty coffee stain.”
His latest series ‘Urban Geisha’ is influenced by his interest in materials to create 21st Century versions of the more traditional Geisha. The influence of street art and Eastern symbolism and imagery is obvious in his work. Each piece is hand crafted with layers of Gold Leaf, acrylics, Hanko stamps, authentic Japanese postage stamps and 3D relief tiles woven into each artwork.