Arch by Iwan Evans
Oil on canvas
Iwan grew up in North Wales where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. He currently lives in Manchester, which has provided him with a great deal of inspiration. He is fascinated with urban spaces and they tend to be the main focus in the majority of his work.
Iwan is heavily influenced by film and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and strives to give his images a cinematic edge. There is sometimes the suggestion of a subtle narrative and a voyeuristic quality which he attributes to his interest in the work of Edward Hopper.
There is a certain amount of tension to Iwan's images. His main subject of work are urban spaces that appear to be deserted or perhaps portray a lone figure. His paintings often have an ethereal quality to them suggesting that they are somewhere in-between reality and a dream state. These factors help to encourage the sense, that perhaps something is not quite right in the image, thus creating a rather dark and brooding atmosphere.