“Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike.” — Henry Ward Beecher
Evan Venegas (b. 1975) studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and earned his BFA in Painting in 1998. Evan’s work represents the process by which he interprets the complexities of his surroundings. While systematically deconstructing the world into simple, overlapping shapes, he simultaneously reconfigures a new, greater whole that is both more legible and beautiful. Evan works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meaning in every intricacy and inconsistency in each circle and light wash of color.Read Full Bio
Evan’s series Day Maps is inspired by the birth of his daughter. The process begins with organizing and attributing different values to certain tasks, events, and other “emotional” data. He then translates these values into circles of varying colors and sizes, which represent balancing elements in his life. The circles become continually spontaneous and reactionary, similar to how one idea may set off an emotion, which then sparks something else, throughout the day.
Evan’s work has most recently been exhibited at Arcilesi and Homberg, Ground Floor Gallery in New York and at Modern Eden Gallery, Luna Reine Gallery, Project One in San Francisco. He was a participant in the 2013 Governors Island Art Fair and was also awarded a commission to participate in the inaugural season for CSA + D Brooklyn. Evan currently lives and works in Queens, NY.
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