Jamie Lawson Evans
- Born 1992 in Ashington, Northumberland.
- BA Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2010-2015
- Practicing artist based in Newcastle Upon-Tyne
"I create art with the intention to produce positive vibration in a world in which we are steeped in negativity. We must all stop feeling like spectators and realize that we are in fact participants in shaping the world around us.”
“The ideology behind my work comes from my background in graffiti, I consider myself a participant in shaping the world around me, not a spectator; However, the methods I employ are very traditional - carefully priming canvases the correct way, making my own oil paint from pigment, taking care to source the best possible quality materials available to me. I’ll then mix that together with spray paint in ways that create something uniquely new with great vibrancy. Graffiti taught me that things don’t last forever, but in my art I’m looking for longevity - so again, it’s a matter of bringing together those forces that don’t necessarily sit side by side. Some see graffiti and fine art as things that can’t be merged, but my practice represents the culmination of my efforts to join two elements of art that I have an equal love for."
Photography by Joseph Petini, Lea Killen 2016.