b. 1976 Oxford, UK
1995 - 1998 BA(hons.) Visual Performance Dartington College of Art, UK
2008 - 2010 MRes in Digital Media, Newcastle Univerity, UK
Working with slowness
Everything moves, shifts – from place to place or time to time – the gradual transformation of matter into matter into matter. Thoughts become words, stones become water - decay of one forming the particles that make up the other. In the silent spaces within each moment, things are moving- shifting. There is, as Russell Hoban describes, “The moment under the moment”. This print of one set of pathlines almost ghosting over another more visible set, is an examination of that idea - when the unseen makes itself known from the alterations visible on the everyday.
Since a residency in Finland during 2002 Peter J Evans has been making drawings that attempt to mark out and describe the interactions between things. In esoteric systematic graphite marks Evans uses singular lines to be representative of anything, taking the stance that all things share the idea of traveling through time & space & of interaction with one another be that a carbon atom or a car on a motorway. The weave that these lines form is what interests Evans, the fact that whilst some lines are hidden they are still exerting an influence. Everything connects whilst also existing as a singular form.
”The essential subject material for these works - my artistic practice - is the interlacing of all things, not in a post-modern sense but a philosophical one, tracing lines and interactions through moments. The clearest nights those become visible are often ones of solitude as we, along with the mass of everything, pass through space - always traveling, leaving traces and gaining experiences. Holding time in memories, which continue to influence our present as we pass on something of ourselves to become the past.”