Henry Evans

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EDUCATION
Studied at the National Art School, Sydney NSW

Henry Evans is a young, aspiring artist from Rylstone, NSW. Henry spent the early years of his life on a family-owned cattle and sheep property, a place which has since become heavily depicted in his artwork. Henry had an interest in painting from a young age, before exploring more artistic methods at boarding school in Sydney. His passion for art led to his completion of a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School. After Graduating from the National Art School, Henry is extending his study by moving into a Masters of Primary Teaching at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of art, Henry is a passionate sportsman and musician.

ARTIST STATEMENT
‘My work focuses on the beauty and scale of objects found in nature. By exploring concepts such as weight and space, I try to find the equilibrium between man-made and organic materials.
In the last few years in particular, I have spent time exploring new ways to illustrate regional landscapes by using sandstone and steel.
The sandstone is sourced from regional NSW and is extremely rich to work with. It comes in organic boulders from underneath the soil, and millions of years of erosion and sedimentation create strong, vibrant colours.
Steel, by comparison, is incredibly rigid. The use of this malleable, manmade material juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Australian outback.
My art has been inspired and influenced by the work of sculptors from 1970s and 1980s such as Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, Ken Unsworth and Robert Smith however exploring landscapes through sculpture was an area of personal interest.’

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