Photo: Nick Evans, The Ox, 2013, Courtesy the artist


Nick Evans

"In their conception, the modular forms Nick produces in his studio from the materials of ambulatory immobilisation involve buckets of water and sacks of hydroscopic dust. Lumps of claggy earth, paddled into shape, are repeatedly set in bandages, the resulting casts prised off and reassembled along limber lines. Oblong characteristics, acquired from Hepworth and Moore, Nicholson and Nash, are suggestively familiar of that period – InterWar – when the exploded human form consolidated archaically, neolithically, seeking solace in ideas of genial agriculture, childhood and pure colour. Disappearance and permanence (the clay has slipped away) affect consciousness in the same way, shadowing each other. When history exhausts the archive, what’s left? Riddles, recombitants and that vast ludic space between your ears." (Excerpt from Fiona Jardine,Disorderly Orderly, 2013)

Nick Evans was born in 1976 in Mufulira, Zambia.

Past exhibitions have included: 'New Sculpture', The Whitworth (2017); ‘Ur Phenomenon’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland (with Lorna McIntyre), (2016); ‘Plaster: Casts & Copies’, The Hepworth Wakefield (2015 – 2016); ‘The White Whale’, McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee, (2014); /prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg (2013); Solar Eyes, Tramway, Glasgow (2013); Primary School, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2008); and Abstract Machines, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2006).