Talking about myself …..

My name is Evan. I love art. done? sometimes it’s that simple but it isn’t. Rather than give you some pretentious art statement like this :

My work explores the relationship between gender politics and football chants. With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Buckminster Fuller, new synergies are generated from both simple and complex discourse.

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Actually, I really like Caravaggio and try to do art studies from him, I also like torturing myself. I think it’s a great idea to learn from Art history and still love the classics and actually DRAW stuff. Lately, my favorite artists are Jim Dine, Edward Gorey, Turner, Van Gogh, John Singer Sergeant. I could go on. Well, not because I think there is a relationship there but -If I could be as good as any of them I wouldn’t be creating this site MYSELF. Someone ELSE would do it.

The people I really have to thank were behind a zoom group on Facebook (Oh excuse me, “Meta”? WTF?) Invited me to an art/poetry jam on Sat nights during Covid Lockdown. Sat Night Chill/Show/Poetry Night/Art/Dance Party . I would like to thank Yelena and Bruce VERY much for inviting me to be part of it. It was like hanging with the cool kids, Namely musicians -many of them whom are real performers who had shows cancelled.

Yelena kindly asked me if I wanted to show some art and I was embarrassed that I hadn’t made anything in more time than I wanted to admit so I decided to just go for it and just grab whatever random objects I had and didn’t care how bad it was going to be -turned on the zoom camera and made a fun mess! while listening to live poetry and music from people in apartments everywhere! THEY ACTUALLY LIKED WHAT I MADE. I felt like I liked to make art again! So you have to start somewhere. It doesn’t have to be amazing or even very good. If you feel like doing it and you have to and it comes from the heart :DO IT. I remember having fun like this in art school in night clubs doing live art and not even KNOWING good from bad and just having a good time.

There will be down time and I’m going to be self critical but …. what’s the alternative?

Here is the first thing that my mind and soul puked out: