Peter J Evans
A drawing machine is created which endlessly erases itself, all its marks exist only momentarily; watching the present fall into a trace of the past, effecting how the future will appear on top of it. The piece is a visual embodiment of a material reality, a meditation on existence as we experience it. Each moment leaves its mark but is erased at almost the same time, a trace of its existence is left, but the mark as it happened is no longer present. An encapsulation of the processes of growth, erasure, and repetition which we find ourselves in.
Evans’ artistic practice has at its core a fascination with what the writer Russell Hoban described as “the moment under the moment”; the hidden movements that influence all aspects of life as it travels through space and time. Mountains into grains of sand. One becomes the other.
Image: The moment under the moment, 2006, 4 colour lithograph printed at Hole editions, published by Amino.