cueB Gallery is very proud to present “Progress”, a new exhibition by Alex Evans.
Alex Evans’ obsessively hand drawn geometric shapes and complex patterns manipulate established traditions of mathematical space, in order to depict hybrid architectural biological systems and topologies of the imagined city.
Informed by twentieth century architectural theory, recurring fractal configurations in nature and the complexities found within mathematic design, the resulting collection of painstakingly intricate pen and ink drawings deploy an illusory sense of scale and an unreal interplay between dimensions to manifest pristine graphic cityscapes as dense miniature networks and systems of the imagination.
The cities he imagines and brings to life in drawing exist neither in the past nor the future. They are not solutions to an urban problem and are certainly not liveable places. In the act of his drawing there is perhaps an inherent need to describe a better place, to engender a pen on paper Utopia, but within the meticulous order there may be an unwitting dystopian fantasy where the excesses of the city push against the mathematics of nature beyond human scale.
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