Darrell Evanes Lancashire, United Kingdom
A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromising in its innermost structure. We are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us.
I make use of recycled metals using semi-abstract shapes and forms, which suggests lines within space. The concept of fragments in time is central; the history of what once was and is no more. Chains are often found within the my sculptures, linking past to present. The chains cantilever our bond between space and gravity. Because my work does not intend to reflect natural appearance, it is not, therefore, an escape from life, but may be a penetration into reality; an expression of the significance of life, a stimulation to greater effort in living.
Born 1965 in Leeds West. He studied BTEC National in art & design at Harrogate College from 1990 to 1992 and graduated at Bretton Hall Leeds in 1996 with BA (Hons) in fine art sculpture.