(b 1972, UK)
Simon Evans uses language as an integral part of his work, which often takes the form of collages and drawings. He manipulates words as he does surface textures, with their various meanings and double-entendres. His humorous statements and observations are highly personal and introspective but resonate with universal truths and a poetic poignancy. His DIY aesthetic of skateboard culture often subverts lists, maps and diagrams. In Untitled (Cigarette Burn) the paper is removed to create an intricate constellation, while in 28 Years Evans uses pencil shavings to construct the rings of a tree on which he marks important moments and events in his life.