David Evans ARCA RSA RSW: Portfolio Work
Most commonly known for his hyperreal paintings, this exhibition presents a selection of retrospective architectural drawings highlighting Evans’ preoccupation with seemingly mundane interior views, building facades and street scenes.
David Pugh Evans was born in South Wales in 1942 and studied at Newport College of Art from 1959 to 1962 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1962 to 1965. He moved to Scotland and became lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art in 1965 until his retirement in 1998. He has travelled and studied extensively throughout the United States of America; his earlier paintings of sidewalk views, interchanges and exterior neon and directional signage a nod to the work of super-realists such as Richard Estes.
Since his first exhibition in Edinburgh in 1966, Evans has exhibited regularly in Scotland and London. A large retrospective of his work was held at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in 1982.
A selection of paintings will also be on display to complement the drawings.