Author: Rebecca Cox

Gareth Tristan Evans on His New Skate Deck Collection

AR: What was the inspiration behind your new Skate Deck collection?

Gareth: With a series called ‘Urban’ Geisha, using the medium of skate decks, in my head seems logical.

I also like the fact that the imagery is split across three decks mirroring the segmentation of the image in Japanese screens.  The medium ties the traditional and contemporary together. 

AR: Do you see this work as a continuation of previous work or a series, or a new departure in your practice?

Gareth: I think it’s an interesting extension that visually and physically works.  

Gareth Tristan Evans on His New Skate Deck Collection | Image

AR: What does a typical day look like for you?

Annoyingly, my mind wants to problem solve or think creatively at about 5am so it’s an early start.  I get into the studio (shed) at 9am…ish and knock off when the light gets too poor or it gets too cold.  Thankfully, the studio is in the garden so I can spend time with my partner Jeanette over coffee/ lunch / cake breaks and dog walks.  Admin is usually last, done in front of the TV.  Repeat.

AR: Which artists inspire you, or you admire?

Gareth: My house is slowly filling with art I have bought from ‘followed’ Instagrammers over the years.  Not world-renowned artists but a fabulous, creative community that never fail to surprise and inspire me.

AR:When did you know you wanted to pursue a life in art?

Gareth: This is easy. I was obsessed with drawing and painting as a child right up to leaving school.  However, in the 80’s, in my world art wasn’t seen as a serious profession. Family, work and responsibilities filled every moment but now I have more time. A second chance to pursue my childhood dream.

Gareth Tristan Evans on His New Skate Deck Collection | Image

AR: What is your earliest art memory?

Gareth: Visiting a Greek museum with my family when I was a child and giggling hysterically with my sister, Sian, at the naked statues and their various bits and butts!

AR: What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork?

Astonishment. Followed by relief and enormous gratitude.

AR: What’s your favourite creative work? (artwork, music, play, film, etc)

In terms of art and music there are just too many favourites to single one out.  In terms of film, it has got to be Bladerunner.  

Gareth Tristan Evans on His New Skate Deck Collection | Image

AR: What’s next?

Despite my age, I am still in my artistic infancy. Therefore, I hope there is a long journey ahead. I’m currently exploring how different materials can help me move forward with larger scale artworks.  

My goal is to make a reasonable living for me and my family from art whilst making beautiful things that people want to put in their homes.

To see Gareth Tristan Evans' new collection, click here! 

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
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£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
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£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
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Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

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