On October 2nd, Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam will be showing Terrain, a solo show by Evan Hecox. With this new body of work, the Denver-based artist is experimenting with more abstract forms and imagery as well as different mediums including acrylic paint, ink, gouache, collage to watercolor or colored pencil.
The pieces are loosely based on the flags, so the artist is referring to them as such with titles like Community Flag or Desert Flag. By reusing the same geometric elements in multiple works, he is playing with the relationship between abstraction and realism, pushing these abstract forms into reality. Basing his works on photo references as well as imagination, some pieces further explore the idea of desert landscapes entering civilization and the desolation and deterioration that exists there.
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