London-based painter Phoebe Evans graduated with a First Class BA in Fine Art Painting, Camberwell College of Art, 2022. She is currently midway through the MA Painting programme at the Royal College of Art, London. Working with oil paints, Phoebe draws on magic realism to draw on the process of the unknown. Layering paint and twisting perspectives, the outcome is a mystery.
Spaces of other that index the pas,t present, and a future that never arrives, are reoccurring motifs within her practice. Saturated monochromes are used to reimagine vivid dreamscapes, which invite an audience to view space and time through a tinted lens. Collective memory and personal experience trigger a yearning for nostalgia, times gone by and lost memories that haunt the now. Eery scenes of domesticity create a feeling of longing and a surreal sensation of odd familiarity that we have been here before. Homes we have never entered, staircases we never climbed become portals to the fading facade of both the artist’s and audience’s memory captured in a static moment that stills the flux of change.