Saturday 12 April 2014

Buzz Review

Shopping Center Giveaway: The specticle of something for nothing 2014 pencil on paper 112 x 77 cm

The Sales series 2014 26 x 16.5 cm drypoints

images by Chris Lledrod Evans

A few shots from the Narberth opening...

A big thank you to Caffle Brewery who sponsored the show and were subsequently drank dry
-good work guys!

Me getting a big squeeze from my good friend John Abell runner up Welsh Artist of the Year 2013

Another art celeb Nick Lord winner of the Sky Portrait Artist of the year 2013 and top gent!

Monday 10 February 2014

Landscapes of First World Problems



Landscapes of First World Problems

Geraint Evans’  exhibition  “Landscape of First World Problems” examines the contemporary survival strategies of those living in the first world. He considers both the turmoil and the banality of these circumstances using large scale drawings, prints and installation. This work is the culmination of three years spent examining contemporary life on the fringes of the urban landscape.  The work urges the viewer to participate in dialogues and promotes engagement with some of the social issues affecting a post religious, post financial crash Britain.
‘In its simplest form, the work depicts the tradition of people and place... Obviously I choose the people and the places, that’s my privilege as an artist. I’m drawn to those on the fringes of society; those in poverty, the immigrant trolley vendor in ‘Totem’ for example –It’s the survival strategies I’m interested in. ‘Totem’ contrasts the garish face of western pop consumer culture with the realities of life at the bottom in all its irony and hypocrisy. He works all day selling grinning cartoon inflatables and diamante phone covers with FML on them. I want to challenge our daily wants and problems putting them into a greater context’

This exhibition transfers the underlying ailments of the typically urban condition to the rural heart of Pembrokeshire for exploration and contemplation.

Geraint  studied in Swansea Metropolitan University and gained a Bachelor of the Arts in Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) in 2009. Since then he has exhibited in many group shows, but this is his inaugural solo exhibition and we are delighted to give this young talented artist the platform to show his skills. His observational drawings are so good, and unusual to see in this digital age where the concept sometimes ignores the craft and skill of fine art. Witty, poignant studies of the human condition invites the viewer to reflect on our society and to admire the artist’s ability to communicate this.

The exhibition is opened on Saturday 22nd February and runs until March 29th
Also exhibiting on the stairs is photography by Chris Rees. Superb black and white portraits of characters in their surroundings, shopkeepers in some quirky establishments in Pembrokeshire.

Preview: Saturday 22nd February 2pm-5pm

Queens Hall Gallery
44 High St,
SA67 7AS

Exhibition continues until the 29th March
Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
Tel. 01834 869 454 email and see the website

Friday 18 October 2013

Portfolio Wales Open Night...

Check out CARDIFF HOUSE OF CULTURE  for great reviews and cultural commentary from the lovely Jennifer Abell...

Big Draw 2013

I'm off to Aberafan Shopping Centre in Port Talbot on Saturday as part of Big Draw 2013. Along with students from Neath Port Talbot College I'll be working in the space for most of the day and discussing varying aspects of drawing so why not pop down and say hello?

'Bingo Hall' framed at The Frame Shop, Pontcanna ready for St David's Hall Winter Exhibition...