Lot 300 - Carys Evans - Blackbird
Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
I graduated in Fine Art in the Faculty of Arts and Design at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2013
In my painting I search for a personal, handwritten signature or fingerprint in my attempt to leave a distinctive mark. I will work on a single canvas for days or weeks, scrubbing, deleting and overpainting, sometimes several times.
Figures of women, myself included, are my subject. But I am not a portraitist or self-portraitist in a conventional sense. I am as likely to subvert female images as to celebrate or dissect them. I try to make maps of their faces. The old mapmakers added icons in the corners of their charts, and Renaissance painters juxtaposed their portraits with objects, conventionally read as ‘symbols’. So too I associate my figures with non-human attributes, leaving to the viewer the task of reading them and the women they accompany.