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Monday, April 30, 2018

Work in Progress - 'DREAMCATCHER' by Kim Evans

Here's a snippet of a WIP ...'Dreamcatcher' Acrylic on Panel. The full piece will be revealed in July.
#kimevansart #kimevans #newcontemporary #fantasticart
'Dreamcatcher' - WIP - by Kim Evans

'REVOLVE' Exhibition opening May 10th. Seattle, USA

I'm Honoured to be showing in my second USA group exhibition for 2018:
'Revolve' at True Love Gallery Seattle. Opening on May 10th to June 10.
Many thanks to Don Farrell curator and True Love Gallery & Tattoo.
Check it out if you are in the area.
#kimevansart #kimevans #truelovegallery #donfarrell #fantasticart
Artwork by Martina Hoffmann. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Limited Edition Prints 'Nature Imaginarium'

Limited Edition Prints of 'Nature Imaginarium' are available for purchase at Beinart Gallery, 1 Sparta Place, Brunswick #kimevansart #beinartgallery #newcontemporary #melbournegallery

To Purchase online click here: https://shop.beinart.org/collections/limited-edition-prints/products/kim-evans-nature-imaginarium
'Nature Imaginarium by Kim Evans Art #kimevansart 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Opening Night Seattle.

Full image for 'The Wheel of Re-Creation' show in Seattle opening night...have fun and wishing great success to all of the beautiful artist friends in this exhibition...As promised ...I can now unveil the full version of 'Transformation' showing at AXIS Gallery , Seattle. #kimevansart
'Transformation' Acrylic on Magnani Cotton Paper. 2018 #kimevansart



Published in Lexicon of Fantastic Artists - 'Lexicon Phantastischer Kunstlerinnen'

I am Honoured to be included once again in the new encyclopaedia published by Gerhard Habarta in Austria. This tome features women artists associated within the fantastic art tradition. Copies can be purchased here at https://www.lexikon-surreal.com/ #kimevansart

#kimevansart  in Lexicon Phantastischer Kunstlerinnen


LEXIKON PHANTASTISCHER KÜNSTLERINNEN 

ISBN 978-3-746-03530-7
Lexicon of fantastic artists
Publisher Prof. Gerhard Habarta
244 pages, 1030 illustrations of which 240 color
hard tied with ribbon
1st edition 2017
€ 56
in the book trade, Internet book trade
or directly from the publisher fantart@gmx.at 



Wheel of Re-Creation - Seattle

Detail of my work 'Transformation'. I'm honoured to be amongst this collection of amazing artists,  showing at Axis Gallery in Seattle. 'The Wheel of Re-Creation' exhibition opens 1st March 5-9pm. A big thankyou to Axis Gallery and our Curator Don Farrell, who has dedicated his time, care and passion to bring this show together. Check it out at: Axis Pioneer Square Gallery, 308 First Ave. S. Seattle, USA. March 1 - May 1, 2018. #kimevansart
'Transformation' (Detail) Acrylic on Cotton Paper - Kim Evans Art
Showing at Axis Gallery Seattle - March 1 to May 1 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

New Works- Shown at Beinart Gallery

I have been exhibiting at Beinart Gallery in Brunswick since its opening in 2016. Here are a few works I have shown. (Limited Edition Prints of 'Nature Imaginarium' are available there also, and some originals.) Visit https://beinart.org/artists/page/2/ . Beinart Gallery is at 1 Sparta Place Brunswick. #kimevansart #beinartgallery #newcontemporary #melbournegallery #fantasticart #visionaryart #surrealart
'Owl Keeper' - 'Small Works' exhibition 2016 - Beinart Gallery

'Emerald' (SOLD) -  'Creature' Exhibition 2017-  Beinart Gallery

'Venus Rose'- 'Small Works' exhibition 2017 - Beinart Gallery

New Website Under Construction

My new website is under construction! Its taking a bit of time, as I wanted to do it myself so that I could update it too. It will feature a host of new stuff, like works in progress, archives, articles and publications and an online store where you can purchase prints of my works. You can still visit the old one for now, but keep in mind it hasn't been updated since 2006. Keep an eye on my Facebook Art page for regular updates too. https://www.facebook.com/Kim-Evans-Art-1411144375851458/
#kimevansart #newcontemporary #fantasticart #visionaryart #surrealart

Thursday, July 23, 2015

OUROBOROS in Phantastische Venus Exhibition Germany


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PHANTASTISCHE VENUS EXHIBITION- (Above image of Ouroboros from Exhibition catalogue).
My painting 'Ouroboros' will be showing from 25th July until November in Veichtach, Bavaria, Germany. The opening is this friday night 24th July, if you are in the area!? ... smile emoticon ...be sure not to miss this fantastic exhibition of over 70 international women artists. Curated by Reinhard Schmid.
PRESS RELEASE From the Town of Veichtach:
Fantastic Venus
Unique show with works of international women artists in Viechtach in the Bavarian Forest
Viechtach. This summer, an art show never seen before in the world awaits art lovers in Viechtach, the town in the Bavarian Forest: The exhibition of “Fantastic Venus“, curated by Reinhard Schmid, presents the works of not less than 70 women artists from all over the world working in the genre of Fantastic Art. This is the climax so far of Viechtach´s successful commitment to this field of art. Schmid promises an entertaining vernissage on Friday, 24 July 2015, as well as a spectacular exhibition up to early November in the Old Townhall of Viechtach.
„Center of Fantastic Art” – the town of Viechtach in the Bavarian Forest has been given this name with good reason. Every year it successfully presents exhibitions with excellent international artists in the field of Fantastic Art. There will be one more highlight this year: Reinhard Schmid, curator and provider of ideas, cooperates with the town of Viechtach to organize an unprecedented art show. “Fantastic Venus“ presents the works of 70 women artists from all over the world in Viechtach. Laudator Dana Güttler, Director of the Academy of Fine Art in Bad Homburg, is delighted with this idea: „I know that the town of Viechtach, and above all curator Reinhard Schmid, sets an important signal with the exhibition “Fantastic Venus" presenting women as artists, in times that could not have been more convenient. Ask yourself how many famous female artists you know - and how many famous male artists! This exhibition will contribute to emphasizing women´s competence in the field of art.”
Since 2007, there has been an excellent cooperation between the town of Viechtach and the local artist Reinhard Schmid in the effort to bring top-class artists and artist groups from all over the world to Viechtach for exhibitions of Fantastic Art. Reinhard Schmid, born in 1960, lived and worked in Chicago for quite a time. He has an art gallery of his own in Viechtach. As a member of the French group “Libellule”, he has been taking part in exhibition projects all over Europe since 2008. In 2010 he was awarded the “Medaille de Vermeil“ of the academic society “Arts-Sciences-Lettres“ (Paris) and last year he was given the “Glasstraßenpreis” (Glass Road Award). “Fantastic Venus“ is a project that means a lot to him personally. He refers to the official history of art where art made by women often has not been given the attention it deserves. Schmid says that particularly in the field of Fantastic Art he has got to know many excellent female talents in the last years. This is why he has had the idea and the desire to offer an exclusive forum to these women artists and to present the importance, the skill and the imagination exclusively of women artists at the highest level. In the foreword to the exhibition catalog, Schmid writes: “It will be the first exhibition of this kind, where 70 professional women artists from the fields of Fantastic Art, Magic Realism, Neo-surrealism, Lowbrow or similar genres from all over the world can be seen together.“

Nature Imaginarium progress...

She’s evolving...Here’s another detail image of Nature Imaginarium. (Bottom half of image) Acrylic on Fabriano Cotton Paper. See more on Facebook  - click on - Kim Evans Art 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'PHANTASTISCHE VENUS’ Upcoming Exhibition In Germany

It's a great honour to be invited to be a part of this amazing upcoming exhibition, in the company of truly amazing 'Venus’ artists. Curated by artist Reinhard Schmid and a cultural event for the Town of Veichtach. 

"Phantastische Venus" with 70 female artists from all over the world.
The exhibition opens July 24th 2015 in the Town of Veichtach, Germany.

'Throughout history, art created by women was often denied the attention it deserves. Over the recent years, artist and curator Reinhard Schmid discovered a wealth of female talent and wants to show it in proper proportion to art created by men. Therefore an exhibition planed in 2015 is to demonstrate the importance, skill and imagination of female artists on an unprecedented level. It will be the first of its kind, bringing together 70 female professional artists working in the field of fantastic art, magical realism or similar from all over the world.’ - http://www.phanart.info/2015-1/

ARTICLE: Creative Courage With Artist Kim Evans

ARTICLE: Creative Courage with Visionary Australian Artist Kim Evans
The multi talented wonder-power Dominique T Falla, who is an author, tactile typographer and everyday creative, wrote a lovely article about my work on 'Everyday Creative', A blog dedicated to daily doses of inspiration: empowering everyday people to be creative every day. Check out her amazing blog at http://www.everydaycreative.com.au/ ....and Everyday Creative on Facebook. 

Thank you Dominique.





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kim Evans Art now on Facebook.

I now have an art page on facebook, where I am sharing exhibitions, old and new works, and works in progress etc. Please feel free to comment, share, like or message me. 





Friday, December 12, 2014

Work in Progress - Ouroboros

OUROBOROS -
Ouroboros - Work in Progress
 Ink and Acrylic on paper - watch the video for Part 1 of  progress
shots. Music 'The Circulation Of Shadows' by Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

J.Otto Seibold and Mr Lunch

In the late 1990's, I was fortunate enough to interview Illustrator/Artist J.Otto Seibold about his fantastic Books and Career. The interview was posted on the site of fellow Illustrator/artist and friend Simon Bosch on his site CultureZone at http://www.digital-illustration.com.au/c-zone.html.

Recently Simon and I were approached by the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA,
asking permission to publish the interview in the Exhibition program/catalogue for J.Otto Seibold's upcoming exhibition. Quite and honor and we wish him every success!



J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch




Here's a snippet from the Museums website:

About J.Otto Seibold

J. Otto Seibold is one of America’s most beloved and influential authors of children’s books, yet remains somewhat of a hidden treasure here in the Bay Area. Born and raised in the East Bay, where he still resides, his Mr. Lunch books (written with Vivian Walsh) are the first children’s books designed using computer software. His Olive the Other Reindeer is a holiday classic. In conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of the Mr. Lunch books, the exhibition will explore Mr. Lunch’s history and Seibold’s artistic process. Along with original artwork the exhibition will include interactive areas for children designed by Seibold with new content relating to Mr. Lunch.
J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch is based on three books by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh: Mr. Lunch Borrows a CanoeFree Lunch, and Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dreams & Divinities Exhibition MEXICO



I am excited to announce I am one of 50 amazing artists to exhibit work in this exhibition, Mexico 2014.
On the Spring equinox ( March 21st) of 2014, Liba W Stambollion and Gabriela Garza Padilla will launch a month-long exhibit of fifty artists starting with a week of events.  An eclectic range of International art from around the globe ranging from the Visionary Martina Hoffman to the Fantastic Zeljko Djurovic to the Surrealist Patrick McGrath Muñiz to the Indigenous Luis Eleazar Tamani Amasifuen (for Onayanti) will form one coherent exhibit of Spirit and Reflection.
Films, music, live painting, poetry and a blessing for Peace, for balance and for Love will take place from Friday the 21st to Wednesday the 26th of March. The exact schedule will be out in late December but count on Alex Sastoque for live painting, Carrie Ann Baade for a presentation, “Tree Spirit” a film by Bérangère Maïa Parizeau with Naom Chomski, Vincent Gallet with his documentarry “Following Dreams & Divinities” , Michel Roudnitska for a multi sensorial event and Axel Lecourt for World Music.
Visit this link for more details
 http://dreamsanddivinities.com/2013/10/spring-equinox-mexico-2014/

WATCH THIS SPACE

COMING SOON!!! The Visionary Art Network Australia-  VANA 
Click this link and bookmark it www.visionaryart.net.au.
Among many things, Vana aims to collectively assist in promoting the visionary art genres in
Australia and the Australian artists to the world by providing a site where
some of this extraordinary Australian (largely hidden) talent can be found.  

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Work: Xtinction Exhibition



I am currently in a group exhibition exploring the concept of extinction… to people, places, things, flora & fauna. Xtinction aims to broadly highlight the many Australian species that are presently endangered.  The exhibition is a part of the Sustainable Living Festival and proudly supported by Healesville Sanctuary. All works are exhibited at Three Stories Art Space Healesville, The Artists Lounge, Healesville and Yarra Valley Gallery, Healesville. 

My work can be viewed at The Artists Lounge.

'Living Web of Nature' Ink and Acrylic on sustainable Bamboo paper (approx 50 x 30cm)

'As humans we are part of the living web of nature … not separate from it.
How do we shift false perceptions of divisions between humans and the rest of the natural world? Don’t we ALL share a connected responsibility to act in the best interests of ALL of Nature, the planet’s ecologies and ALL of its inhabitants?
The central figure in my work represents Nature/Nurture as a symbol for a Sacred perspective of life, where Humans and the rest of the Natural World are undivided. She holds the endangered Helmeted Honeyeaters and their eggs, as spirits of hope and renewal in redemptive/responsible action against extinction, through Human intervention. '

Details
'Our generally western commodity view of life, contributes to the destruction of the very thing we rely on, and the planet’s resources, ecologies and all of its inhabitants are valued and diminished in relation to short-term economic gain and growth. Perhaps a part of the journey in ‘fighting extinction’ also lays in each of us responsibly addressing/challenging the commodity perspective in our own lives as consumers. What might change, if we were all, to look at our detachment from Nature, with an awareness of our collective impact on the planet and all life? And in examining this, what will it take for us all to create an undivided, Sacred and Sustainable perspective of the planet, its inhabitants, of life and to live it responsibly? What impact might this have on all life that is endangered?'
Work in progress



While working on this piece I began 2 other new works... here's 2 small preview examples. 
I will add more detailed progress images soon.


Monday, April 30, 2012

New York Exhibition


I have been invited to show works in an International Invitational Group Exhibition in New York.
VISIONARIES The Art of the Fantastic 
Curated by OLGA SPIEGEL – FRANCE GARRIDO – MIGUEL TIO



The exhibitions includes an extraordinary survey of talent spanning from the mid 20th century to the present, among those artists included in this survey:
Ernst Fuchs,  H.R. Giger, Kim Evans, Artur Golacki, Adam Scott Miller, De Es Schwertberger, Heidi Taillefer, Carrie Ann Baade, Roberto Venosa, Peter Gric, Martina Hoffman, Brigid Marlin, Madeline von Foerster and many others.
July 12 - September 20, 2012
Opening reception:  July 12 from 5-8pm
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, New York


Monday, March 5, 2012

'Divine Nature'


Close to being finished, this graphite drawing (approx 60cm X 45cm) in progress is called 'Divine Nature'.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Work 2

 When I was in Austria years ago, studying with Phil Rubinov-Jacobson, I began this piece on board with ink washes to complete in the Mische painting technique (Egg tempera and oil). 
It is a re-working of my drawing 'Sacred Wisdom'. 
The mische painting didn't eventuate, so recently I continued to work with inks, then scan and finish it digitally (using the same principles of building up layers of white highlights under transparent glazes of soft colour.)

The Gift 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Alex & Allyson Grey Tour- Australia

I have been invited to participate in the Art Exhibition at the Alex and Allyson Grey Event to be held at the Astor Theatre in St.Kilda on the 29th January 2011.
My works have been in 2 group shows alongside Alex Grey's work at the Brave Destiny Exhibition at the WAH center in Brooklyn New York and the Fantastic and Visionary Art Tour in Australia
I am so excited that they are coming to Australia and to exhibit along side them on my old home turf, is such an honor, I cant wait!

AGM Tours & PBS will be presenting Alex and Allyson with a Live Painting Performance, Art Exhibition, Multimedia, Interactive Discussion, Projections and Visuals and Live DJ's. 

Alex Grey is best known for his paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey’s artistic life. The Mission of Art and Art Psalms reflect on art as a spiritual practice.The book, CoSM, co-authored with Allyson Grey, provides a guided tour of the New York City installation of the Sacred Mirrors collection. Grey’s world renowned career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel to Tokyo to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, the CBC, in Newsweek andTime magazines. Grey’s art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident. Grey’s most outstanding and widely appreciated works of transformative art were exhibited for five years in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in NewYork City. More info at beinart.org...

Alex and Allyson Grey (CoSM) will also be participating at the Rainbow Serpent Festival 21 - 24th January 2011.

CoSM Space

During the course of the festival, renowned U.S. artists Alex Grey and his wife Allyson Grey will showcase their radiant portfolio of visionary artwork in a special area of the Arts & Lifestyle Village. Best known for their paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies the Greys will present an inspiring and luminous live painting experience, allowing the Rainbow community to enter into their visionary realm of consciousness. There will also be special opportunities to interact with Alex and Allyson through a series of inspirational workshops and talks held at the Arts & Lifestyle Village.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Women Who Run with the Wolves

There are many, many, many books that I love, but this is one of my favorites.
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
My copy, bought years ago, is so dog-eared, stained and wrinkled, it lives on my bedside table and has been read and re-read so many times. Each time I feel I am re-connecting with something very old and true. It is not a self help book, it is a rich tome that connects us with poetry, story, spirit, the underworld, and the deep inner life. You could call it a medicine book for women and men. 


Estés described her method of healing to writer Isabella Wylde. "I come from the Curanderisma healing tradition from Mexico and Central America. In this tradition a story is 'holy,' and it is used as medicine. The story is not told to lift you up, to make you feel better, or to entertain you, although all those things, of course, can be true. The story is meant to take the spirit into a descent to find something that is lost or missing and to bring it back to consciousness again. For some people that may sound mystical . . . and it is!"
To read the full interview with Dr. Estes by Isabella Wylde click here.




Archetypal Natural History

Creating these 4 'works' from elements in my existing drawings, I wanted to play with the idea that my drawings could be catalogued, dissected and documented like  'archetypal natural history' plates. They are a set of small screen prints.
From 'Cycle of the Moon'

From 'Cycle of the Moon' (above)

From 'Owl and Fox'

From 'Tigerlion'

Drawing to colour

Here, I worked on a drawing of mine called Spirit Mask, creating a colour version of it in photoshop.
Original
Colour version

Detail

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lexikon phantastischer Künstler


My works are along side over 1000 artists published in this encyclopedia of Surreal, Fantastic, Symbolist and Visionary (and more) artists.
The second expanded edition of this amazing Encyclopedia is currently 
in production.

Lexikon phantastischer Künstler
Sample page: Lexikon phantastischer Künstler pg 19-20



Encyclopedia of Fantastic Artists
1.Edition (German)
Author: Gerhard Habarta
Extent: 468 pages
SW 950 illustrations, 458 color
1122 Profiles
13 encyclopedic contributions
Format: 22.5 x 17 xm, Tied with ribbon
ISBN: 9 783837 084276
€ 62