Introducing Prints by Seb Evans
Today, we are excited to introduce Seb Evans to the Mammoth collection with three prints from his expansive works: D’Arcy Island Leper Colony, Denman Island Bear Hunters and Canadian Pacific Railway Chinese Labourers at Kamloops. First as drawings or etchings from archival photographs, Evans works his imagery through layered printmaking processes to represent history with a tactile and gestural quality; a newly interpreted record of the found photo, still locked in time.
“I think I talk a lot about the process. Little moments that surprise me, images that tell a story a little bit different than one we agree upon currently... it’s too easy to show always just the beauty of beautiful things, and there is something really important in these stories, even today in the stories of labourers. Because they make... We have a tendency to assume that there is a lasting sensibility in a place. Like if we think that say Paris is cool, then we assume that it always has been a very hip cool place to be. We tend to paint places with broad strokes. Maybe we should attempt to see the bristles that get lost in the stroke.”
Check out more of his work at www.seb-evans.com