Charlotte Evans
Born 1981 in London, UK | Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Borrowing from traditions of landscape painting and illustration, Charlotte Evans’ paintings weave together memory and myth to create worlds that are both familiar and strange, comforting and sinister.  These worlds are not unlike those conjured in the moments right before sleep, when your mind wanders and drifts and colours become more vivid, sounds sharpen and smells sweeten, all combining in a flash of clarity before dissolving into sleep. This is very much how Evans approaches her paintings, setting out with only a whisper of intent, following indirect paths to a place of clarity.  Making a number of paintings at once, resolutions for one painting might be found in another. Evans’ paintings, often decorative, sometimes surreal, end up staged versions of worlds in which she explores our relationship to our inheritance, our identity and our sense of belonging – to country, landscape, and ourselves.

Bloom, 2022
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 55.88 cm

Friends and Relations, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
76.2 x 86.36 cm

Kith and Kin, 2021
Oil on canvas
45.72 x 60.96 cm

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