Although Evans has worked as a traditional painter for over 4 decades now, his interest in utilizing the computer as an artistic tool goes all the way back to the mid 1990s when he began experimenting with digital printmaking at David Adamson Editions in Washington, D.C., one of the pioneers of that medium. In 1994 he created a digitally manipulated image for the “Washington Portfolio” the first all digital print portfolio produced in the fine art world. The portfolio was eventually acquired by a number of museums, helping establish digital printmaking as a valid art form.
Evans subsequently purchased his own large format archival digital printer and has continued to explore the possibilities of manipulating and creating images digitally. Evans often works back and forth between digital/physical as he develops concepts for physical paintings or stand alone digital works. NFTs have recently provided an incredible opportunity to present, archive and sell such works – enabling him to also bring new dimensions to the work such as the element of time through animation and owner/artist interactive capabilities.
Evans' NFTs have been minted on numerous platforms such as SuperRare, Foundation, 1stDibsNFT, OpenSea and Objkt.com. They have been exhibited online in ArtMeta's Octopus Contemporary Art Museum (OCAM) and a solo exhibit at Monolith Gallery, as well as in physical exhibits at the Institute of Conetemporary Art (ICA) London and a special exhibit at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland. His NFTs can be found in many prominent collections including the Tezos Foundation Permanent Collection.
March Dig NFT
A chameleon-like digital interpretation of Evans' drawing March Dig. Multiple hand-drawn layers which can be turned off/on by each successive owner's genetic informatics from 23&Me. Shown here is an animated GIF switching back and forth between the original March Dig NFT image and an image showing examples of various types of symbollic transitional changes unlocked by specific DNA sequences. The image was first pioneered for a 2013 Smithsonian genetics conference/exhibit and was adapted as Evans' genesis NFT in 2021.
More info about this project here
Marietta Train II
This historic work is based on the original digititally composed painting produced for the Washington Portfolio, published by Adamson Editions in 1994. It was the first all digital print portfolio produced in the fine art world and helped establish digital printmaking as a viable fine art medium. The prints are now in many mueum collections. Remastered as an NFT and recently featured as Professor Jun's "Gem of the Day."
Minted as a 1/1 on Objkt.com - link here
Collection of the Tezos Foundation
Genesis collection on SuperRare. Recently featured by SuperRare Senior Curator An Loremi in her weekly "Top 10 Art to Collect."
Night is a time of mystery, intrigue, reflection, romance, fear, isolation, anxiety, dreams, nightmares. It is a recurring theme in Evans' work - a potent source of imagery and metaphor. Many of these works deal with open ended narratives, a sense that something has happened or is about to happen, presented in a dream-like magic realist framework. Created working back and forth between digital and physical painting processes.
Minted as 1/1s on SuperRare - link here
Elizabeth Quinn Sleeping
The Way Out
Adding the dimension of time to various paintings through animation.
Minted as 1/1s on 1stDibsNFT - link here
Wind and Ice, Susquehanna
(with digitally manipulated 19th century frame)
(with digitally manipulated 17th century Dutch frame)
A series of digitally composed works, featuring objects from the natural realm, created by manipulating, altering or piecing together existing paintings with digital painting programs
Minted on Foundation as 1/1s - see the full collection here
Cloud Series Collection
A series of digitally enhanced works, based on existing drawings and paintings, featuring atmospheric studies of clouds in the Susquehanna River Valley
Minted in editions of 15 on Objkt.com - see the full collection here
1/1 Works on Tezos
Minted on Objkt.com - see the full collection here
Storm Over Kitty Hawk
Flight Pattern Study