Phoebe Evans is a London-based painter, in 2022 Phoebe graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Arts. She is currently midway through the MA Painting program at the Royal College of Art, London. Working with oil paints, Phoebe touches on magic realism to draw on the process of the sublime and the liminal of everyday. Harmonizing colour and exploring perspective, the environments become an aesthetic ideal. Spaces of others that index the past, present, and a future that never arrives, are reoccurring motifs
within my practice. Saturated monochromes are used to reimagine vivid dreamscapes, which invite an audience to view space and time through a tinted lens. Collective memory and personal experience trigger a yearning for nostalgia, times gone by, and lost memories that haunt the now. Every scene of domesticity creates a feeling of longing and a surreal sensation of familiarity that we have been here before. Homes we have never entered, and staircases we never climbed become portals to the fading facade of both the artist’s and audience’s memory captured in a static moment that stills the flux of change.
The paintings are often referenced from sculptures I build.
"I create fabrications of reality, transforming a warped memory of places I have visited in dreams and childhood. Allowing me to translate spaces of others that cannot be objectively captured and depict them through the blurred haze of memory and paint." Phoebe Evans