EVOL @ Wilde Gallery

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | |

I saw EVOL's work at SCOPE New York this past March and really loved his architectural renderings on found cardboard. His work really speaks to an urban existence and a sort of nostalgia. He has a new show up at the WILDE gallery in Berlin this month! Check out some of his new work and support!

EVOL's interests have focused on the overlooked and the refuse of urban society, offering visual comments and thoughts that remind us of the failure of modernism and its visions of an architectural utopia. EVOL draws our attention to the collective memory of places, a memory that is open ended, but in it’s decoding always seems to remain strangely personal. The artists’ exploration of urban sites and the visual ‘background’ noise of the city is a stark reminder of the transience of life as well as the certainty of death. The pictures of EVOL are quite literally decaying from their moment of inception. The artist places materiality itself in the forefront of his expression of the urban condition, its promise of ruin and eventual cyclical gentrification.

Architectural elements dominate EVOL’s images and their photographic precision is the result of a multitude of labour-intensive stencils that are layered, applied and traced with spray cans on found wood and discarded cardboard. It is a reverse imaging process that finally arrives at a model of representation that is not painting, not photography, not graffiti and not drawing, but a synthesis of them all.

New Work by EVOL
May 1 - May 30
Wilde Gallery
Chausseestrasse 7
D-10115 Berlin