From small sketches through to accomplished large-scale drawings, working from observation has always been central to Geraint’s practice. Often combining artistic disciplines, his themes are built around the central concern of the individual’s experience, in both the visual, political and physical geography of place. His focus has included the edgeland worlds of our city outskirts, where he celebrates the sensations and memories conjured by these landscapes, to the inner city retail meccas of Cardiff and London, searching for meaning and grounding amongst the myth of the individual. Through drawing, painting, writing, installation and soundscapes, Geraint reimagines these experiences in the studio.
Geraint Ross Evans was born in 1988 in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, Wales. He gained a BA (hons) in Fine Art at Swansea Metropolitan University (2009) and later a scholarship to study at The Royal Drawing School, London on their postgraduate program The Drawing Year (2015). On completion he was awarded the Directors Prize and shortly after, The Richard Ford Award from the Richard Ford Fund (Royal Academy of Arts) to study the paintings at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Geraint continues to live, work and teach in London.