I am a multidisciplinary artist from London.
My practice begins with the collecting of found objects and materials, items from the streets or private spaces that can be reworked and presented in new often abstract forms. Taking inspiration from the passed over spaces of the everyday, routine behaviour and the familiarity of the habitual, my work celebrates the aspects of life that might be hiding in plain sight: overheard snippets of conversation, discarded National Lottery scratchcards and disused food crates, have all been taken and repurposed to allow the viewer space for a new interpretation of an ordinary world.
It's the things we walk past everyday unnoticed, the unremarkable sides of our existence that I celebrate and bring to the fore in a new conception; postcards are dissected and re-presented in book form; a ripped billboard poster is turned into an abstract collage.
I am currently living and working in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My latest works take discarded materials that were once used in the transportation and distribution of food and present these in minimal bold forms, bringing together the two often alienated worlds of the abstract minimalist and the rural producer.


In 2015 I was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award at Chelsea College of Art, graduating from the MA Fine Art course in 2016. A self-published book Thinking of You, Post cards:1948-2015 was included in the Tate Library & Archive collection in 2017.  More recently I was in residence and had work included in a group show at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy and a series of Scratchcard paintings have been included in shows at Saatchi Gallery and Delphian Gallery, London.



© Peter Evans 2021